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PAUSE Eats: Uncle Johns Bakery Mini Doughnuts

PAUSE Eats: Uncle Johns Bakery Mini Doughnuts

Uncle John’s is a Ghanaian family bakery based in London. known for their authentic recipes, they have been established for over 25 years, and are going strong! Now with products stocked in supermarkets like Morrison’s, the business is going from strength to strength. They are the first in Europe to create a signature loaf ‘Sweet Bread’ and become the first African British bakery to receive a SALSA accreditation.

Having temporarily closed their store due to Covid-19, they have released some recipes, to get you baking from home! Not quite the same, but its a start!

Mini Doughnuts Recipe

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
  • Servings: 15 – 20 pcs 


  • 320g Self-Raising Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Grated Nutmeg
  • 120ml Evaporated or Whole Milk 
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 115 g Margarine (ensure the margarine is soft but can still hold its shape)
  • Vegetable Oil for deep-frying


Step 1: In a medium-sized bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together (flour baking powder, salt, sugar and nutmeg) until well combined.

Step 2: Add the margarine to the dry mix using your fingers.

Step 3: In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla and half of the milk together then add to the dry ingredient and margarine mix.  Ensure all of the ingredients have been fully incorporated.  Add the remainder of the milk until a smooth thick batter that is still viscous has been formed

Step 4: In a large, saucepan add the vegetable oil until it is at least 3 inches deep. It is important that enough oil is added to prevent flat doughnuts. Ensure the oil is heated to 180 degrees.

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Step 5: Use your fingertips to scoop up enough batter for your desired doughnut size and drop it into the oil pinching your fingers to achieve the shape of a ball. If you find this difficult, feel free to use two spoons, one to scoop up and round off the batter and the other to drop it in the oil. It is important to not overcrowd the pan with doughnuts as this can alter the oil temperature. 

Step 6: Fry for 2-4 minutes or until the bottom side is golden brown. Turn the doughnuts over and fry until the other side is golden brown.

Step 7: Remove the doughnuts from the oil once cooked and place on a flat tray with some baking paper. 

Serve and enjoy! (You can accompany these doughnuts with some powdered sugar, chocolate or fresh fruit for a sweeter finish!)

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