Anise and sesame donuts. The ideal recipe to accompany afternoon tea


If, like me, you like to accompany your afternoon tea with a sweet but not too cloying snack, you will love this easy recipe for anise and sesame donuts that you can have ready in less than half an hour. The recipe is taken from a book on Middle Eastern vegetarian cooking that has me abducted and with the little work involved, it is worth a try.

The original recipe uses mahlab, an oriental spice that I have not found, so I had to do without it, although with the anise seeds these donuts are already well flavored. Also, I liked baking them, it seems to me a healthier alternative to making them fried.


For 16 units
  • Wheat flour 165 g
  • Teaspoons chemical yeast 2.5
  • Superfine sugar 50 g
  • Roasted sesame seeds 35 g
  • Tablespoon grain anise 1
  • Tablespoon sunflower oil 1
  • Tablespoons milk 2
  • Eggs 1

How to make anise and sesame donuts

Difficulty: Easy
  • Total time 30 m
  • Elaboration 15 m
  • Cooking 15 m

We preheat the oven to 180ºC and line a baking tray with a sheet of greaseproof paper or silpat. We put the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix them.

In another bowl, mix the oil, milk and egg and beat them with a fork. We form a volcano with the dry ingredients and pour the oil mixture in the center. We knead until everything is united.

With the hands lightly greased in oil, we divide the dough into 16 equal-sized portions. We form a cylinder with each portion and join the ends, pinching them to seal them.

We are placing the donuts on the baking tray that we had prepared, making sure to leave enough space between each one, because they will grow a little. We brush them with milk and bake them for about 15 minutes.

With what to accompany the anise and sesame donuts

These anise and sesame donuts are super crunchy, but to keep them in the best conditions if you are not going to consume them all, it is best to keep them in an airtight box, in this way they will remain as crunchy as fresh from the oven. They are perfectly preserved for three days.

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