We were recently inspired by an article in New York Magazine about miniatures and the YouTube channel Tiny Kitchen – as well as our desire for snacks without a ton of calories – to see if we could make some bite-sized donuts.  It took some experimenting, but we were able to come up with a recipe for donuts small enough to fit on the tip of your tongue.  If you’re in the mood to make adorable little desserts and fix yourself just a bite of something sweet, this is the perfect snack.

To make these donuts, you’ll need:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Yeast
  • Quail eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Sprinkles

If you’re curious, here’s what the quail eggs look like:


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We mixed one egg with 1/3 cup of flour, a teaspoon of sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk, a tablespoon of butter, and a pinch of yeast to make a dough.




On a floured surface, we divided the dough onto twenty pieces and pressed them into circles.  Then we used the end of a skewer to poke a hole in the middle of each donut. We covered the bottom of a small cast iron pan in an inch or so of oil and fried each donut until they just started to brown on each side.




You’ll know the donuts are done when they look like this:




Then we used a small paintbrush to glaze each donut with chocolate sauce and covered the tops with sprinkles.




Aren’t they cute?  And aren’t those quail eggs cute?  Besides that, these donuts are so small that you can eat a bunch of them and not feel guilty about your snacking.  You’ll need to be careful in handling those eggs and in forming such tiny donuts with your normal-sized hands, but the result is these fun little treats.  Try them out!