My mother’s doughnuts were not round. They were sticks and my sisters and I loved them. And our children, her grandchildren, loved them. Her neighbours also loved them. That’s why she used to make a lot of them when she decided to make them. There was no recipe. She just mixed flour, sugar and eggs. She never told me how much of each because she didn’t know. This is my recipe to reproduce hers.


12 Sticks


1 cup Plain Flour
1/3 cup Caster Sugar
1 pinch Salt
1 large Egg
1 tablespoon Milk
Oil for frying

  1. Mix all ingredients to make dough. Divide the dough into 12 and roll on the dusted board to make 12 sticks.
  2. Heat Oil about depth of 5cm in a large saucepan over medium heat. Oil should be around 170℃. Carefully place 4 sticks into the Oil. Cook, turning occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Transfer the stick doughnuts to a tray lined with paper towel.
  4. *Note: My mother never added any extra Sugar, Cinnamon, Icing or Chocolate. These very simple fried stick doughnuts are something to remember my mother.