It was about time, I had to post Albanian donuts recipe in the blog. I’m sure everyone in Albania knows how to make it, and every family has their own little secret on how to make the best petulla in the world 😅 here’s my family recipe, simple, quick and big enough to feed a crowd ❤️
International friends, if this is the first time you come across this recipe, give it a go 😍
Petulla – Albanian Donuts
Ingredients (for a big batch)
- 450 g flour (preferably strong white flour)
- 250 ml lukewarm milk
- 2 eggs (room temperature)
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 & 1/2 tsp dry yeast
- Mix everything together until a smooth and shiny dough forms
- Brush a clean bowl with oil and put the dough in the bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel and place it in a warm place to rise until double in size. I usually put it into the oven with the light on, and it’s ready in about 1 hour.
- Once the dough has doubled is size, mix it again so it looses its volume.
- Generously add vegetable oil in a dip pan (until it reaches 2-3 cm high from the bottom of the pan.
- Place the pan over medium-low heat and allow the oil to heat.
- Once the oil is well heated start cooking the donuts. Make sure the oil is not to hot, so the donuts will cook through well.
- I use an ice-cream scoop to shape these donuts, but a spoon would work fine.
- Cook the donuts over medium-low heat until they get a nice golden-brown color on each side.
- Once they’re cooked place them in a bowl\plate layered with kitchen paper, so it absorbs the excess oil.
- Serve warm with toppings of choice. A drizzle of honey or some crumbled feta are the most common toppings.