An Aussie chef with over a million subscribers to his cooking channel on YouTube has shared his secret recipe for homemade Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

The doughnuts can be made with supermarket ingredients in just 20 minutes.

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Rob Nixon, from Perth in Western Australia, shared the recipe on Nicko's Kitchen, his online cooking show broadcast over YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

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He showed viewers how to make the classic doughnuts with milk, eggs, sugar, self-raising flour, butter and spices, then how to deep fry them and ice them with a sugar glaze.

Chef Rob Nixon creates homemade versions of takeaway food on his cooking channel. Photo / Instagram
Chef Rob Nixon creates homemade versions of takeaway food on his cooking channel. Photo / Instagram

The recipe has had nearly 785,000 views from eager bakers keen to whip up elaborate desserts in isolation.

Rob Nixon's donut recipe

1

Before starting the dough, make sure you have a large, round cookie cutter to shape the mixture into individual pieces.

Add two cups of milk, one teaspoon of salt and half a cup of softened butter into a jug, and heat in the microwave for one minute until warm.

Add half a cup of white sugar, half a teaspoon of nutmeg and four beaten eggs to the heated mixture and whisk until combined.

2 Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl, adding two teaspoons of dried yeast and a quarter cup of sugar before whisking again.

Add five cups of self-raising flour, one cup at a time, and mix well until the dough becomes thick and sticky.

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Leave the dough to rest for one hour. Resting time allows the gluten in dough to soften and relax, which gives doughnuts, bread and other baked treats a soft, fluffy texture on the inside.

Although we're in lockdown, you can still get your donut fix from home. Photo / Instagram
Although we're in lockdown, you can still get your donut fix from home. Photo / Instagram

3

Dust a wooden board with flour and knead the dough for two to three minutes.

Be careful not to handle the dough for longer than three minutes as "over-kneading" can prevent it from rising when fried.

Roll out the dough and shape into individual pieces using a large, round cookie cutter, making a small hole in the centre to create the "ring".

4 Fry in canola oil in a deep-fat fryer or deep skillet pan at roughly 170C for two minutes on each side until golden brown and puffy, draining excess grease on a paper towel.

To make the classic Krispy Kreme glaze, add three cups of icing or confectionery sugar into a large bowl, along with half a cup of water and one teaspoon of vanilla essence. Mix until smooth.

Ice both sides of the donut and leave to set for 10 minutes before enjoying, still warm.