Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Paul Whittick's doughnuts with butterscotch sauce


As a preview to the world’s greatest restaurant festival - and as part of our food month this April - we have teamed up Taste of London to offer an exclusive recipe for stylist.co.uk readers every day this week.

Today Paul Whittick, executive chef of hip London restaurant Asia de Cuba at the St Martin's Lane Hotel shares his recipe for doughnuts with butterscotch sauce. Ideal for an indulgent treat, read on for more delicious details....

Doughnuts with butterscotch sauce



  • 700g Flour, strong
  • 50g Sugar
  • 200g Eggs, fresh
  • 15g Salt
  • 50g Yeast
  • 150ml Milk
  • 250g Butter, soft

Butterscotch sauce

  • 500g Sugar
  • 150g Butter
  • 1ltr Double cream



Step 1: Dissolve the yeast in the milk.

Step 2: Knead all the ingredients, but the butter, almost together. Then add the butter gradually.

Step 3: Knead dough for about 10-15 mins, until it comes off the sides and is nice and shiny.

Step 4: Spread onto a large plastic tray. Cover with cling film and leave to cool down in fridge (min 5 hours).

Step 5: Weigh out pieces of dough 20g in size. Roll into perfectly round balls and place with the navel faced down onto a silicon paper lined tray. The doughnuts can be made in advance and stored in the freezer. When defrosting, (tray needs to be covered) place in a warm area. When doubled in size they are ready to be deep-fried.

Step 6: Deep-fry at 170 ºC. Turning over once until they are nice and golden.

Step 7: Roll in cinnamon sugar and serve with the Butterscotch Sauce.

Butterscotch sauce

Step 1: Caramelize the sugar, then add the butter and cook until sugar and butter are completely combined, then add the cream. Bring to the boil.

Step 2: Take off the heat and cool down before consumption.

Tickets are now on sale for the world’s greatest restaurant festival, Taste of London, which will return to London’s Regent’s Park between 21-24 June and celebrate the best of world class cuisine. To book tickets go to tastefestivals.com/london



Top 20 food heroines


Mickael Weiss' blackberry and vanilla parfait


Salted caramel hot chocolate



20 ways to celebrate Thanksgiving

Hearty autumnal recipes from our friends across the pond

25 Nov 2015

10 Christmas recipes for a showstopping festive feast

10 showstopping recipes for a truly unforgettable festive feast

23 Nov 2015

Recipe: How to make Nigella’s Pumpkin bundt cake

Extracted from 'Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food'

23 Nov 2015

Forget sherry. These are the top wines to drink at Christmas

If Christmas was a wine, these would be it...

23 Nov 2015

Where to eat the best eggs in Britain

Weekend brunch lovers, ahoy

20 Nov 2015

Goodbye Cronuts. These are the hottest new baking creations

From biskies to ice-cream macarons

12 Nov 2015

World's first edible alcohol sweet shop comes to London

Your festive tipple, licked by Anna Pollitt

06 Nov 2015

Templates to create a Christmas gingerbread street

03 Nov 2015

The most filling and warming one-pot dishes

Minimal dishes, maximum flavour.

02 Nov 2015

How to cook the perfect poached egg

Top chefs decode the secret to poached egg perfection

30 Oct 2015