Spanish Fried Doughnuts (Roscos Fritos)

Hello everyone!

Today is National Doughnut Day and we are here to celebrate it with a delicious recipe. It is a Spanish one that runs in the family since the 30's.. :)


2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
4 medium eggs
125 g. of sugar
230 ml. (one glass) of of olive oil Virgin Extra
230 ml. (one glass) of fresh orange juice (if you lack of oranges, you can add one glass of milk)
1 tbsp of anise seeds
16 g. of baking powder
750 g. of flour
Sunflower oil to fry the doughnuts
Icing sugar


1. Put the oil in a pan and heat it up. Once it is really hot, let it cool down. We will need it to add it in the mix.

2. From the ingredients list, add one by one in a big bowl and mix. For instance, add the eggs in a big bowl and mix, then add the lemon zest and mix, add the anise seeds and mix, and so on.

3. Sift the flour and baking powder and add to the mix.

4. At some point you will see that it will be easier to mix the dough with your hands. You can use some oil for your hands.

5. Cover the dough and let it chill for an hour.

6. In a small bowl add some oil. Whenever you feel your hands are dry, wet your fingers in it, grab a small ball of dough, roll it into a robe and join the ends. 

7. In a pan/pot add enough sunflower oil to fry the doughnuts.

8. Once both sides have a golden colour, put the doughnuts in a plate with kitchen paper at the bottom. This will absorb the oil.

9. Deep the doughnut in icing sugar, or in chocolate, sugar glaze, etc.

10. EAT!

So this is it, it is simple and easy, but it requires some time to elaborate. I hope you all have a good day, make some of these delicious Spanish doughnuts and share them with the loved ones :)

Have a happy National Doughnut Day :)