How To Make German Berliner Doughnuts

You will love this German Berliner Doughnut Recipe that will be a brand new favorite in your home. Watch the quick video now.

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german berliner doughnuts recipe

If you are yet to discover the hugely popular German Berliner Doughnut Recipe, you are truly missing out! This delicious treat is truly a taste sensation that will delight every die-hard!

There’s a reason that everyone loves them and you will be an immediate convert too. They are soft and puffy and they melt in your mouth.

german berliner doughnuts recipe

Berliner – German Doughnut Ingredients

via Ninik Becker

makes 8 pieces


  • 313g (2 ½ cups) all-purpose flour (125g for each cup)
  • 1½ tsp instant dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 125ml warm milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter (room temperature), for a later mix

Berliner Sugar Coating

(you won’t use it all)

  • Fine sugar as needed
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
  • You can use powdered sugar

Berliner Jam Filling

  • jam of your choice.
  • Oil for frying
  • pastry bags with a long nozzle

German Berliner Doughnut Recipe Youtube Video

via Ninik Becker, Youtube.

We are including this excellent video tutorial that shows you how to make Berliners at home. We highly recommend that you view it.

This way you can be assured of achieving the best possible result. To watch, click Play above ^

How To Make German Berliner Doughnut Recipe

Add dough dry ingredients to the bowl. Next, add in 2 eggs, and with a wooden spoon, mix well. Place butter in bowl and mix until well combined.

Knead until smooth for about 10 minutes or longer. You can also use a mixer with a dough hook.

Stretch the dough and roll it into a ball. Place in greased bowl and cover. Allow to rest and rise for 10-15 minutes.

Remove from bowl and divide into 8 portions or about 60 grams each.

Using your hands roll them into a neatly shaped ball.

Place on a tray allowing room for them to expand. Cover loosely for 2-4 hours.

Remove cover and using a spatula, lower into the oil. Fry over medium heat. 2-3 minutes each side.

To get a ring, don’t touch it during frying. Let them float in the oil and get puffy. Turn over once only. Using a spatula remove from oil.

You should see the ring around the middle of the doughnut. Place on a paper towel-lined plate or wire rack.

To a bowl add sugar coating ingredients. Coat Berliner with the sugar while still warm.

Fill a piping bag with jam and insert it into another piping bag with a long nozzle.

Fill the jam from the ringside until the jam is slightly oozing out. Enjoy

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