Barbecue Donuts




Barbecue doughnuts are a simple sweet smoky vanilla snack which will make you the toast of any backyard fairy princess tea party!

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Step 1: Ingredients, Materials and Tools



  • 2 1/2 cups of plain flour
  • 1/4 cup of caster sugar
  • 7g dried yeast
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 50g butter


  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon of milk
  • A touch of salt
  • A drop of pink food colouring

Materials and equipment:

  • Kettle style barbecue
  • Charcoal fuel containers
  • Multigrips
  • Charcoal briquettes
  • Fire lighters
  • Hickory wood chips
  • Water
  • Trays
  • Bowls
  • Cling wrap
  • Baking paper
  • Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Cooling rack
  • Whisk
  • 6cm scone or cookie cutter
  • 3cm scone or cookie cutter

Step 2: Light the Barbecue

  1. Use fire starters and charcoal briquettes to get your barbecue started.
  2. Prepare it to cook with the indirect method (i.e. hot briquettes in charcoal fuel containers at side of barbecue)
  3. It'll be ready to cook with in about an hour and a half - As long as it takes to prepare the doughnuts
  4. Soak hickory wood chips in water.
  5. After an hour and a half try to have the barbecue at the temperature-you'd-use to-cook-sausages - I don't own a thermometer

Step 3: Make the Doughnuts

  1. Put the flour sugar and yeast in a bowl and mix and make a well
  2. Warm up the milk and add in the chopped butter
  3. Pour milk mixture into well
  4. Mix well
  5. Knead for about 10 minutes to get a nice springy ball of dough
  6. Put in a greased bowl and cover with cling wrap
  7. Place bowl in warm position for 1 hour and allow to rise
  8. On floured surface press out the dough until it is about 2cm thick
  9. Then cut out doughnuts with 6cm cutter use smaller 3cm cutter to make holes
  10. Place on baking paper in trays and allow to rise for another 30 minutes

Step 4: Barbecue the Doughnuts

  1. Drain water from hickory chips and place a small handful in both charcoal fuel containers
  2. Place tray with doughnuts in barbecue between the fuel containers
  3. Cook with the lid on
  4. The doughnuts should cook in about 20minutes (+/- 3 minutes depending on barbecue temperature)
  5. Check on doughnuts every 10 minutes to ensure they aren't burning - Adjust the dampers as needed with the multigrips to keep your temperature nice and even

Step 5: Glaze the Doughnuts

  1. Take the doughnuts out of the barbecue when they are golden
  2. Cool them on a rack
  3. Make the glaze by mixing the icing sugar, food colouring, vanilla extract, salt and milk with a whisk
  4. Dip the doughnuts in the glaze and allow to set

Step 6: Enjoy!

These doughnuts are best enjoyed at a fairy princess tea party with a cold glass of milk!

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    1 year ago

    Woah. This one should win the contest just because of the name. Haha just kidding, but nice job!

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks. Turns out bbq donut was already taken by a boat manufacturer!


    1 year ago

    Whaaaaaaaat!! I love it, never would have thought to do this :D

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    Reply 1 year ago

    I think caster sugar is probably "superfine" sugar. Caster sugar is used a lot in home baking in Australia. It has smaller grains than regular white sugar. You could use regular white sugar but it would probably change the texture and the sweetness. You could also put some white sugar in a coffee grinder to get smaller grains.