• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving -
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

These adorable Castagnole Italian mini-doughnuts are easy to make and perfect for tea time.

This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 250ml milk
  • 70g margarine
  • 50g palm oil
  • 100g sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • lemon zest, to taste
  • 300g flour
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • palm oil, for frying
  • sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Pour the milk into a pan with margarine, palm oil, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and lemon zest and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and mix in flour and baking powder. Stir vigorously and transfer the mixture into a bowl. Add the eggs slowly, stirring carefully, until the mixture is smooth but not liquid.
  2. Heat palm oil in a frying pan, place walnut-sized scoopfuls of batter into the hot oil. Fry till golden, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain off excess oil on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar to taste.

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1 thought on “Castagnole”

  1. Angela - May 16, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Can’t wait to try! Looks yummy!


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