Grandma’s Delight: Homemade Cheese-Filled Donuts


Say goodbye to store-bought donuts and hello to the irresistible aroma of homemade goodness with this cherished recipe passed down from my 60-year-old grandmother. Quick, easy, and bursting with flavor, these cheese-filled donuts are sure to become a family favorite in no time. Let’s roll up our sleeves and embark on a culinary journey that will leave you craving more!


For the Dough:

  • 1 glass of warm water (200 ml)
  • 1 glass of warm milk (200 ml)
  • 1 tea glass of oil (100 ml)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 packet of instant yeast (10 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (40 grams)
  • 6 cups flour (740 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (8 grams)

For the Filling:


  • 125 grams of melted butter
  • 150 grams of white cheese

For Brushing on Top:

  • 2 egg yolks

Making the Dough:

1. Mixing Liquids:

  • Start by combining warm water and warm milk in a kneading bowl. Add the oil and separate the egg whites, pouring them into the mixture.

2. Adding Dry Ingredients:

  • Next, add the instant yeast and sugar to the liquid mixture. Stir until the sugar and yeast dissolve completely.

3. Incorporating Flour:

  • Gradually add the flour to the mixture while stirring continuously. Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt for flavor.

4. Kneading:

  • Once all the ingredients are combined, knead the dough until it’s soft and doesn’t stick to your hands. Cover it and let it ferment until it doubles in size.

Preparing the Filling:

1. Melted Butter:

  • Melt the butter until it’s smooth and creamy.

2. Adding Cheese:

  • Sprinkle the white cheese generously over the rolled-out dough.


1. Rolling Out the Dough:

  • Roll out the dough and spread the melted butter evenly over it.

2. Filling:

  • Add the cheese filling on top of the butter.


1. Preparing for Baking:

  • Brush the assembled donuts with egg yolks for a golden finish.

2. Baking:

  • Pop them into a preheated oven at 190 degrees Celsius and bake until they turn golden brown.


1. Enjoy Warm:

  • Serve these delightful cheese-filled donuts warm for the ultimate indulgence. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet treat any time of the day.

2. Storage Tips:

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. You can also freeze them for a longer shelf life and reheat them in the oven before serving.


With just a few simple ingredients and a touch of love, you can recreate the magic of grandma’s kitchen with these homemade cheese-filled donuts. Whether you’re sharing them with loved ones or savoring them all to yourself, these delicious treats are sure to bring joy to your taste buds and warm memories to your heart. So why wait? Start baking and create your tradition of homemade goodness today!

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