Easy Crispy and Chewy Katakuriko Donuts

Easy Crispy and Chewy Katakuriko Donuts

No butter or eggs. These are round donuts made from cake flour and katakuriko.

Ingredients: About 8~10 pieces

Cake flour
70 g
30 g
30 g
Baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon
Water (or milk)
90 ml
Frying oil
as needed


1. Put a mixing bowl on a kitchen scale and weigh the dry ingredients as you add them (add an ingredient, reset the scale, repeat) one at a time. Mix together with a rubber spatula.
2. Add the water and mix together, scraping the bottom of the bowl until you get an even consistency. Put about 4 cm of oil in a frying pan or small pot and heat on medium heat.
3. Drop a pinch of the dough into the oil. If it floats to the surface, then it's hot enough. Drop the dough in rounded tablespoons one at a time into the oil to fry.
4. Use cooking chopsticks to push the donuts into the oil in order to fry all sides until golden brown (over medium-low to medium heat). They're easy to cook through, so they will quickly finish frying. Be careful not to over-fry!
5. Drain and enjoy! They're delicious plain, but if you like, coat with granulated sugar, powdered sugar, cinnamon, kinako, etc for a fashionable treat!
6. I recommend this variation! This is a banana-stuffed version at Recipe ID: 1457517. The bananas are so soft and delicious!

Story Behind this Recipe

No eggs, no milk, no butter or margarine either! Even so, I want to eat a delicious treat! I want to eat donuts, so I made this.