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And yet another round, bite size treat.

Told ya I was being ballsy this week.

So. I did two make-yoself-feel-good-things this week; I got my hair did and my nails done. I’m now a blonde that doesn’t want to wash the dishes because my nails might chip.

P.S. I even got bangs. Again.

P.S.S. We bought a house.

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It’s a fixer-upper…to say the least. I thought I should throw this out there, in case you were wondering where I’ve been.

That’s where. If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know this.

I also plan to share more photos with you. Especially those before and after shots. You just wait!

Back to food.

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These Yogurt Doughnut Holes hail from back home. Sort of.

In Macedonia these doughnut holes are called, “Амерички Крофни”. Or, “American Doughnuts”. And the reason they carry this name is because of their “holes” shape.

Macedonian doughnuts, on the other hand, are much bigger, light, and puffy. Not dense, like their American counterparts.

I once asked a street vendor in Macedonia what his secret ingredient was in these doughnuts. His response was, “Yogurt. What else?!”. …’Mkay.

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If you are looking for a light and fluffy doughnut to enjoy, consider giving these a try. Hit that save button and make them this weekend. I think you will love ‘em!!


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Yogurt Doughnut Holes
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Serves: Makes 30 to 40 doughnut holes
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • oil for frying
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
  1. In a medium size mixing bowl sift together the flour and baking powder, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, vanilla, beaten eggs, and sugar.
  3. Add the yogurt mixture to the flour mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Heat the oil.
  5. Once the oil is hot, lower the heat to medium-low. That's about a "3" on my gas stove.
  6. Drop about a teaspoon of the batter into the saucepan, 3 to 4 doughnuts at a time.
  7. Fry for about 1 minute, or until golden, and then flip and continue to cook for one more minute, or until done.
  8. Drain on paper towels.
  9. Top with chocolate syrup and powdered sugar.
  10. Serve warm.
Do not fry for long as the batter is light, and they only need to cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.

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  1. ashley - baker by nature April 30, 2013 at 9:49 PM - Reply

    Oh lordeeeee…. keep the round, bite sized treats coming please!!! These look incredible!

    And congrats on the home :)

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook April 29, 2013 at 1:06 PM - Reply

    Ohhhh definitely I want to have a bite of this! I was at a birthday party and birthday girl’s dad is from Macedonia. I was talking to him about a great Macedonian food blogger (aka you). :D Wish this was served at the party! heheh.

  3. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) April 28, 2013 at 12:51 PM - Reply

    Congrats on the new house–looking forward to seeing the before and after shots. :)

    And now I think I’ve finally been convinced to make doughnuts at home. I love these little bites. :)

  4. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen April 28, 2013 at 7:54 AM - Reply

    Congratulations on your house!! Love the sound of yogurt doughnuts – they look absolutely divine!

  5. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) April 27, 2013 at 9:49 PM - Reply

    It sounds like you had a huge week. These doughnut holes look fabulous! I can imagine just sitting and eating one after another.

  6. Zach April 27, 2013 at 2:11 PM - Reply

    Your photos are stunning and your recipes sound delectable. We would love for you to share them at thefeastingeye.com. The Feasting Eye is still a bit new, but I think you will like what you see :-).

  7. Ramona April 27, 2013 at 7:52 AM - Reply

    A big fat CONGRATULATIONS on your new home. Can’t wait to see more pictures. I would eat that entire bowl of doughnut holes.. no kidding. :)

  8. Carol | a cup of mascarpone April 27, 2013 at 5:44 AM - Reply

    Congrats on the house, Kate…may it bring you years of joy!!! LOVE these doughnut holes! My absolute weakness! Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Liren April 26, 2013 at 9:46 PM - Reply

    Oh, you made me chuckle! Congrats on being a ball-sy blonde who can’t do the dishes! And congrats on the house (woo hoo!)! These doughnut holes are a perfect way to celebrate :)

  10. Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 26, 2013 at 8:13 PM - Reply

    These look fab, I just want to dig in! Congrats on the house! :)

  11. steph@stephsbitebybite April 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM - Reply

    Congrats on the new house!!! So exciting! These little poppers are also very exciting!! Wonder how many I could fit in my mouth at one time?

  12. chocolate-covered katie April 26, 2013 at 2:09 PM - Reply

    Aw thanks for the mention. Your doughnut holes look adorable! :)

  13. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts April 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM - Reply

    Congrats on the house, Kate!
    I’d like to travel around the world eating donut-like pastries . . . starting with heading back to Hawaii to have malasadas.

  14. Oh, HUGE congratulations! I can’t wait to see the before and afters. I can already tell that it’s loaded with charm and personality (much like its owner).

    The donut holes are amazing. I think yogurt is to us what Windex is to the Greeks. :)

  15. Valerie April 26, 2013 at 11:40 AM - Reply

    Wow – congratulations on the new house!! (Love the brick around the entryway.) I also love these Macedonian doughnuts! If you’re too busy fixing up the new house to enjoy them, please feel free to send ‘em my way!

  16. A_Boleyn April 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM - Reply

    Your donut holes look delicious and using yogurt for flavour, tenderness and liquid sounds like a wonderful idea. I recently researched a similar Romanian donut type dessert called “papanasi” and wonder whether I could use your batter as a base instead. Something to consider.

    Good luck on the fixer-up. We bought a similar property 30 yrs ago and are still working on it.

  17. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen April 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM - Reply

    Congrats on the new house, Kate! These Yogurt Doughnut Holes of yours are a must make ASAP recipe! Pinned… xo

  18. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 26, 2013 at 9:21 AM - Reply

    Congrats on the new house! How exciting!! These doughnut holes look amazing! Yogurt, huh? Gotta try it! :)

  19. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet April 26, 2013 at 8:39 AM - Reply

    I can’t even believe that these seem that easy to make. I thought any donut might be a long drawn out process. Can’t wait to try these!!!

  20. mjskit April 26, 2013 at 8:26 AM - Reply

    Congratulations!!!! A new house – how exciting is that! We’ve bought two fixer uppers and, even though it was a lot of hard work, the results were fabulous! The one we are in now is almost complete and we’re ready to sit back, relax and enjoy it. :) So have fun! You scrumptious little donut holes are the perfect way to celebrate!

  21. Denise Browning@From Brazil To You April 26, 2013 at 7:53 AM - Reply

    Congrats on the house!
    These little babies doughnuts are literally to die for…I am still salivating.

  22. Nancy R April 26, 2013 at 6:51 AM - Reply

    Congratulations Kate! That’s so exciting! I’m sure the fixer-upper will keep you all busy.

    I think these yogurt doughnut holes look amazing. I cannot wait to make these first thing tomorrow morning.

  23. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen April 26, 2013 at 5:53 AM - Reply

    So great that you bought a house Kate! Can´t wait to see the transformation. In the meantime, these holes are amazing, just the recipe I was looking for. Not so dense, love that.

  24. Averie @Averie Cooks April 26, 2013 at 2:08 AM - Reply

    You bought a house…CONGRATS!!!! Wow…that’s awesome!

    And these donut holes look awesome…yogurt! Mmm, I bet so good. Pinned!

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