Chef shows how to recreate Krispy Kreme doughnuts on TikTok

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We’re all craving comfort food at the moment – which is why so many of us have turned to baking.

There have been a lot of recipes to try, too, from Pret’s vegan cookies to five-ingredient Malteser fudge.

But now it seems there’s a new treat to attempt – the humble Krispy Kreme.

A chef from Australia has shared a TikTok video, showing how to recreate the glazed rings at home – with just a handful of ingredients.

Rob Nixon, from Perth, is the man behind Nicko’s Kitchen – an online cookery channel found on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, which specialises in homemade versions of popular fast food dishes.

Those looking to make the donuts for themselves will need milk, sugar, eggs, self-raising flour, soft butter, yeast, salt and some nutmeg – ingredients most people have in their kitchen cupboards anyway.

In the video, Rob explains that you start by adding two cups of milk (around 473ml), a teaspoon of salt and half a cup of softened butter (113g) into a jug, and then microwave for one minute.

Next add half a cup of white sugar (100g) along with four beaten eggs and half a teaspoon of nutmeg to the heated mixture and whisk until combined.

Transfer to a large bowl and add two teaspoons of dried yeast and a quarter cup of sugar (50g) and whisk again. Then you need to mix the ingredients until the dough becomes thick and sticky.

Leave the dough for an hour so the gluten can soften and relax. Afterwards, add flour to a wooden board, before kneading the dough for two to three minutes.

Shape the dough into pieces using a large, round cutter – be sure to make a small hole in the middle for the ‘ring’.

Then fry the dough in oil for two minutes on each side, until they are golden brown and puffy – pat excess oil off with a paper towel.

To glaze, add three cups (300g) of icing sugar into a bowl with half a cup of water (118ml) and a teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Mix until smooth, then add to both sides of the ring and leave to set for 10 minutes.

Rob’s video has received more than 81,000 likes so far – his page also includes recipes for other sweet treats such as McDonald’s McFlurries, Subway cookies, Pop Tarts and more.