Nutella Stuffed Shakoy {aka Twisted Donuts }

Soft and fluffy twisted donuts, crispy on the outside and stuffed full of Nutella. Really delicious and so quick and easy to make (only one 15 minute rise needed!), these Filipino fried treats will not disappoint!

Nutella Stuffed Shakoy {Twisted Donuts} - Fluffy twisted donuts, crispy on the outside and stuffed full of Nutella. Really delicious and so quick and easy to make (only one 15 minute rise needed), these Filipino fried treats will not disappoint!

I have to warn you, these twisted donuts are dangerous! They’re yeast risen but they take hardly any time at all to make, you only need one 15 minute rise – something this delicious just shouldn’t be so easy to make, it’s not good for my waistline! These amazing fried treats were introduced to me by my good friend, Jhuls, who blogs over at The Not So Creative Cook. Don’t let the name fool you, she’s very creative and has some incredible recipes, make sure you check them out. When I saw her Shakoy recipe it went straight to the top of my “MUST make” list. This is Jhuls’ recipe that I have adapted, and I use the word “adapt” very loosely, the only real difference I made is I stuffed them with Nutella – because it’s been too long since I made anything with Nutella!


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Donuts are probably one of my favourite treats, but I don’t make them very often because they can be kind of hassle and I’m also a bit afraid of the hot oil (I’m VERY clumsy, I currently have a huge bruise on my knee from where I walked into a bed!). Which is why I was so happy to come across these Shakoy, which are a Filipino treat and are basically twisted donuts. They’re really easy to make and they only need 15 minutes of rising time – I don’t know how that works but it does! They’re soft and fluffy on the outside, and crisp on the inside. Of course, you still need to the hot oil but I managed a few batches of these without a burn so we’re all good!

Nutella Stuffed Shakoy {Twisted Donuts} - Fluffy twisted donuts, crispy on the outside and stuffed full of Nutella. Really delicious and so quick and easy to make (only one 15 minute rise needed), these Filipino fried treats will not disappoint!

Once you’ve mixed up the dough and let it double in size (again, this only takes 15 minutes!!!) you just divide it into 15 equal pieces, then use your hands to stretch them out into a rough rectangle that is about 6″ x 1″, spoon some nutella down the centre, fold it over itself lengthwise and seal, roll it into a log, fold it in half and twist the halves around each other, seal at the ends and fry! Once they’re fried, I rolled mine in a sugar and cinnamon mix but you can always leave out the cinnamon and just use sugar if you prefer. Eat them while they’re warm to enjoy them at their best, they’ll last a couple days in an airtight container though.

Nutella Stuffed Shakoy {Twisted Donuts} - Fluffy twisted donuts, crispy on the outside and stuffed full of Nutella. Really delicious and so quick and easy to make (only one 15 minute rise needed), these Filipino fried treats will not disappoint!

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Nutella Stuffed Shakoy {Twisted Donuts}

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Soft and fluffy twisted donuts that are crispy on the outside and stuffed full of Nutella. These Filipino fried treats are so easy and delicious, they will not disappoint

Ingredients

  • 240ml luke warm water
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1.5 tsp instant yeast
  • 250g flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 150g Nutella
  • 100g sugar
  • 1stp cinnamon (optional)
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Put the water in a bowl and mix in the brown sugar. Add the yeast and stir, leave for 5 minutes until bubbly.
  2. Mix the flour and salt in a bowl and stir in the bubbly yeast mixture until it comes together to form a dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it is smooth and elastic. It doesn't need kneading after this, over kneading will make the donuts tough.
  3. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and leave in a warm place until it doubles in size. This takes about 15 minutes, this make take less or more time depending on temperature.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 15 even pieces.
  5. Using your hands, stretch the pieces out into a rough rectangle, approximately 6" x 1" in size, use your finger to make a small dip along the centre. Spoon 1-2 tsp of Nutella along the centre and fold the dough to meet in the middle lengthwise, seal.
  6. Roll into a log, giving it a bit more length. Fold the log in half, twisting each side around each other. Seal at the ends. The donuts will continue to grow a little as you make the others.
  7. Heat oil to 190C/375F in your fryer or a large saucepan (use enough oil so you have at least a few inches of oil below the donut). Line a large plate with a few layers of kitchen towel.
  8. Mix the sugar and cinnamon on a plate or shallow bowl.
  9. Fry the donuts until they are a dark golden brown, about 3 minutes each side. Fry MAX two at a time, any more and you'll risk reducing the temperature of the oil and then you'll end up with greasy donuts.
  10. Place the fried donuts on the kitchen towel lined plate to blot off excess oil.
  11. While they're still hot roll in the cinnamon sugar mix, then leave to cool slightly
  12. Enjoy warm

Notes

Best eaten the same day, but will keep for a couple days in an airtight container
Recipe adapted from The Not So Creative Cook

Nutella Stuffed Shakoy {Twisted Donuts} - Fluffy twisted donuts, crispy on the outside and stuffed full of Nutella. Really delicious and so quick and easy to make (only one 15 minute rise needed), these Filipino fried treats will not disappoint!

I made these Shakoy Twisted Donuts the weekend before I went back on my diet, so I had to eat them all before the Monday started – what a hardship that was, as I’m sure you can imagine! They’re really moreish too, especially with all that Nutella oozing out. And if, like me, you can’t get enough Nutella – drizzle some more on top and have a Nutella party in your mouth. What I really love about these Nutella Stuffed Shakoy Twisted Donuts though is that they make me feel like I’m at a fun fair on a warm summer evening – it’s like they came straight off a donut truck, but you made them yourself!

Nutella Stuffed Shakoy {Twisted Donuts} - Fluffy twisted donuts, crispy on the outside and stuffed full of Nutella. Really delicious and so quick and easy to make (only one 15 minute rise needed), these Filipino fried treats will not disappoint!

I loved this recipe so much, thanks again Jhuls, and I hope you like it too! I love to hear your thoughts in the comments so don’t be shy! And if you did like this recipe, don’t forget to share using the buttons down the side or bottom of the post – shares are what keeps us bloggers going!

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30 comments

  1. Dini says:

    They’re stuffed with Nutella too??? Oh my god! Something this good should NOT be easy to make – it’s just criminal!! It looks absolutely perfect too!

  2. Ted says:

    Wow. Nutella has recently become my only food of choice and you have taken it to a higher level!! Keep it coming, please!

  3. Angie says:

    Oh now I remember these. And you’ve perfected them by adding Nutella! That’s just so crazy, crazy good that is! I’m pretty sure these will be inhaled in my house in mere minutes. Bookmarked and pinned!

  4. Frugal Hausfrau says:

    You and Jhuls can both stop now!! I’m craving these and far to busy (ok ok, lazy) to make my own! They look incredible!

    Thanks for bringing these by Fiesta Friday!!

    Mollie

  5. Scarlett says:

    Oh my goodness, these sound wonderful! Nutella always makes things better. Thanks again for bringing this to FF #117.

  6. Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook says:

    Michelle, this is brilliant. I have never thought of stuffing them with Nutella. I am really glad you liked them. Thanks to my source recipe, too. 😀 😀

    I don’t know if I’ve told this to you, but I am very much proud of what you have accomplished. I could say that I have almost watched your blog grow into something very big! Keep up the good work and thanks a lot for the continuous shares and inspiration. 🙂 x

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