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Giant Homemade Krispy Kreme Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen (Recipe #3)

Hey Muggles! Welcome back to My Harry Potter Kitchen - the series where I'm baking my way through the Harry Potter books creating recipes for all the food and drink mentioned along the way. Last week we created some Harry Potter inspired Chelsea/Belgian Buns for Uncle Vernon but it's time for a new recipe from Harry Potter!

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Our Wizarding World recipes continue in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived, a few sentences after last weeks.

"It was on his way back past them, clutching a large doughnut in a bag..."

The world-famous Krispy Kreme doughnut is easily one of the tastiest treats that you can find on the high street - and you just can't beat the Original Glaze donut. A beautifully crisp doughnut, with the fluffiest centre that melts in your mouth, finished with a light glaze.

Krispy Kremes are pretty much perfect, in fact, the only thing that could make them better is if they were GIANT! This week we're going to recreate Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with a homemade recipe for one Giant Krispy Kreme donut - how much of this beast could you finish? Of course, if you want to create ones that are slightly easier to handle then you can use this Krispy Kreme recipe for that too

Homemade Krispy Kreme Donut Recipe Ingredients:

(makes 1 giant Krispy Kreme or 12-16 normal ones)

for the Krispy Kreme dough

  • 1 sachet yeast

  • 30ml warm water

  • 175ml milk

  • 50g sugar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 egg

  • 50g vegetable shortening

  • 300g plain flour

for frying

  • 750g shortening

for the Krispy Kreme glaze

  • 160g icing sugar

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) milk

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) liquid glucose


  1. Mix the yeast into the warm water in a bowl until well combined and leave for 10 minutes until it bubbles up - this will help activate the yeast and give us nice fluffy doughnuts

  2. In a separate bowl add in your flour and shortening and then rub between your fingers until it forms breadcrumbs. Add in your sugar and salt and then stir through

  3. Make a well in the middle of your dry mix and then add in your milk, egg and yeast mixture. Knead together for 5 minutes until smooth. (Wizard tip! To get that melt in the mouth doughnut this is going to be a super soft dough. It's best to use a stand mixer with a dough hook for this, but if you don't have one it's worth investing in a bench scraper to help you do it by hand)

  4. Grease a bowl with oil, add your dough in, cover with cling film and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour until it's doubled in size

  5. Once the dough has risen, knock back the air slightly by kneading for 30 seconds and then transfer to a well-floured surface. Gently roll it out around 2 cm thick trying your best to keep it in as much of a circle shape as possible

  6. Trace around a large bowl to get a clean circle shape and then use a cookie cutter to cut out a hole in the middle. (If you're opting for the smaller classic Krispy Kreme size then use a large cookie cutter for the main shape and cut the middle out with a shot glass, piping tip or corer)

  7. Carefully place the doughnut onto a baking sheet, cover with cling film and allow to rise for another hour.

  8. Just before the doughnut has finished rising you can start warming your shortening on a medium heat until it reaches 180 C (350 F) (Wizard Tip! If you want to test that your oil is ready, use a bit of spare dough, roll it into a ball and drop it into the oil. It should start rapidly bubbly instantly and turn golden brown in 1 minute)

  9. Small donuts take about 1 minute to fry on each side but our Giant Krispy Kreme Donut will take a bit longer. Carefully slide it into the hot oil and allow to fry for 2 minutes until golden. I found the best way to flip a giant doughnut was to remove it from the oil, flip it using a plate or tray and then slide it back into the oil.

  10. While the doughnut is still warm you can work on your glaze by sifting the icing sugar into a bowl and stirring in your milk and liquid glucose.

  11. Real Krispy Kreme Donuts go through a glaze river to get an even coat but (assuming you don't own an icing river at home) you can spread the icing over one side of the doughnut, allow it to set slightly and then flip over. Pour over the rest of the glaze and use a palette knife to scrape off any excess. Allow the icing to set before serving

Engorgio! Magic would be the easy way to turn shop-bought Krispy Kremes into giant versions, but if you fancy doing things the Muggle way and want to recreate this recipe I'd love to see how yours turn out! Take a picture of your donuts, follow me on Instagram and share it with the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen

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