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Mekitsi - Bulgarian Donuts

Bread is an important part of a Bulgarian's diet and eaten in one way or another for breakfast. Mekitsi or Bulgarian donuts are deep fried donuts and can be found in all shapes and sizes.

They are available from street snack bars or served before 11 am in cafes and bistros. They make a perfect accompaniment with coffee to set you up for the day.




1 kg Flour
3 eggs
500g yogurt
1 cup of water
1 cup of sunflower oil
Either 10 g yeast or 1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
Oil for frying


Add the yeast or baking soda to a cup of cold water.
Then in a large bowl, beat the eggs and yogurt and combine the diluted yeast mixture and gradually stir in the flour until dough is formed.

Allow the dough to stand for an hour, then roll out and cut into circles about the size of a teacup. Deep fry the dough in hot oil until golden and drain off excess oil on kitchen towel. Serve with icing sugar, Jam or for a savory option cheese.Enjoy.