Sesame Donuts with Cherries and Raisins

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Desserts Donuts


150 min



12 persons




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These donuts are not only delicious, but they also have remarkable sesame taste. Dry cherries and raisins contribute to the exquisite taste of the dessert, making it the highlight of your festive table. Cook and enjoy them now!


  • yoghurt : 200 ml
  • water : 100 ml (warm)
  • yeast powder : 2 tsp
  • flour : 200 ml
  • egg : 2 piece
  • butter : 70 g
  • oil : 3 Tbsp
  • salt : 0.25 tsp
  • sugar : 100 g
  • white rum : 3 Tbsp (can be replaced with cognac)
  • sesame : 0.75 cup
  • vanillin : 1 pack
  • dry cherries : 60 g
  • raisins : 60 g
  • sugar powder : 3 Tbsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Prepare the products in advance and make sure they are of the room temperature. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of sugar in 0.5 glass of warm water. Add yeast and leave for 10 minutes to let the yeast dissolve well. Meanwhile, whip eggs with sugar to get smooth mass.

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  2. Sift 2 glasses of flour and knead the dough, you can add more flour if needed. Cover the bowl and leave for about 30-40 minutes. Pour raisins and dry cherries with hot boiling water and chop them afterwards. Then pour the fruit with cognac and leave for about 30-40 minutes.


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  3. Now, let’s make sesame paste. Fry sesame on the hot frying pot until it becomes golden. Then blend it well until you notice sesame oil on the bottom and the mass gets sticky. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and keep blending. Add one more tablespoon of oil and blend for a few minutes to get glossy smooth paste.


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  4. Add sesame paste and soft butter to the dough and mix the ingredients well.

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  5. Then add dried fruit and the rest of the cognac (if any). Add 2 glasses of flour (you can add more if needed) and knead the dough. 


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  6. Put the dough into a bowl, cover it with a towel and leave for 60 minutes in a warm place.


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  7. Dredge the countertop with semolina, divide the dough into small pieces and make the donuts. Leave them at the table for about 20 minutes.

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  8. Fry the donuts in the deep frying pan on both sides for about 2-3 minutes. Put them on the paper towel to get rid of extra oil. Dredge with sugar powder and serve with sour crème, jam or caramelized milk! Bon appétit!

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