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Oh Canada........something, something, something, something! Never mind that. How do you make Timbits?

Ah, Timbits - the delicious, bite-sized donut holes that are a staple of Canadian culture. These tiny treats are loved by millions and have become an icon of Canadian cuisine. If you're looking to make some Timbits of your own, then look no further. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make these delectable treats.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
1 large egg
Vegetable oil for frying

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix together until well combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter, milk, and egg. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Use a small cookie cutter or a shot glass to cut out small circles of dough.

Place the circles of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover the dough circles with a clean kitchen towel and let them rest for 15 minutes.

In a large pot or deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 375°F. Carefully drop the dough circles into the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry until golden brown. This should take about 2-3 minutes.

Use a slotted spoon or spider strainer to remove the fried Timbits from the oil and place them onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

While the Timbits are still warm, roll them in granulated sugar until they are completely coated.

Enjoy your freshly made Timbits!


If you want to mix things up, you can try adding different flavors to your dough, such as vanilla or cinnamon.
You can also experiment with different toppings, such as powdered sugar or chocolate glaze.
Be sure to monitor the temperature of your oil, as it can easily get too hot or too cold.
Don't overwork the dough when kneading it, as this can cause the Timbits to become tough.

Making Timbits at home is a fun and easy way to enjoy this beloved Canadian treat. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking skills, you can create delicious Timbits that are sure to impress your friends and family. So, what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and start frying up some Timbits!