Sourdough Donuts

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recipe by Dave L

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based on 5 ratings

Sourdough donuts to celebrate sourdough September. The combination of sourdough and baking soda gives these donuts a great texture and flavor. They're yummy on their own, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, or dipped in chocolate glaze (separate recipe).

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recipe updated May 12, 2020


  • Grapeseed oil icon
    Grapeseed oil
    500 ml (about 460 g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    2 cups (about 259.2 g)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    1 tsp (about 5 g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    ½ tsp (about 2.33 g)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    ½ cup (about 102 g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp (about 1.33 g)
  • Salt icon
    ½ tsp (about 3 g)
  • Rye sourdough starter icon
    Rye sourdough starter
    ½ cup (about 97.2 g)
  • Grapeseed oil icon
    Grapeseed oil
    2 tbsp (about 27.6 g)
  • Egg icon
    1 (about 50 g)
  • Buttermilk icon
    ¼ cup (about 79.2 g)


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  • kCook icon Paper towels
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Lightly floured surface
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add grapeseed oil to a clean frying pan
  2. Heat - 180°C, medium-high heat
  3. Add all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon and salt to a clean medium bowl
  4. Mix briefly then set aside
  5. Add rye sourdough starter, grapeseed oil, egg and buttermilk to a clean large mixing bowl
  6. Whisk until combined
  7. Transfer dry ingredients to mixture
  8. Mix gently until dough forms
  9. Transfer mixture to lightly floured surface
  10. Knead
  11. Roll out
  12. Cut out
  13. Fry
  14. Drain with paper towels
  15. Let cool on round wire rack
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