Donuts

January 5, 2011

It’s a good thing there’s no Krispy Kreme nearby.  I’d have a very hard time resisting the “Hot Now” sign and my thighs would wear the proof. But what to do when I’m craving donuts?  Look for a knockoff recipe, of course.  Every recipe I came across claimed to be authentic and they were all the same.  Are they authentic?  Not quite.  Mine weren’t quite as light and airy as a genuine Krispy Kreme but they were darn good!  I’ll be making them again.

Donuts:

  • Rapid Rise Yeast, 2 packs
  • Sugar, 1/2 cup
  • Eggs, 2
  • Milk, 1 1/2 cups
  • Water, 1/4 cup
  • Flour, 5 cups
  • Shortening, 1/3 cup
  • Salt, 1 teaspoon
  • Vegetable Oil

Glaze:

  • Powdered Sugar, 2 cups
  • Butter, 1/3 cup, melted
  • Vanilla, 2 teaspoons
  • Hot Water, 4 to 6 tablespoons

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water.  Add lukewarm milk, salt, eggs, shortening, sugar and two cups of flour.  Beat on low until it’s blended, scrape down the sides and continue beating on medium for another couple of minutes.

Add the remaining flour.

Beat until it’s smooth and well-blended.  Cover the bowl with a damp towel and set it in a warm spot.  Let it rise for an hour, or until it’s doubled in bulk.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Roll it out to about 1/2 an inch thick.

Cut out the donuts.  I gently rerolled the scraps so none went to waste.

Set the donuts back in the warm spot, cover them and let them rise for about half an hour.

Meanwhile, mix up the glaze.

Heat the vegetable oil to 350.

Gently drop in two or three donuts at a time and let them cook until they float, only about a minute.

Flip them over and cook for just another minute.

Dunk them in the glaze.

Set them on a rack to cool just a bit.  Ivy can’t wait!

Be sure to enjoy them warm!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Veronica Williams January 5, 2011 at 11:12 am

Sugar coma….

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2 Karen Bove January 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm

And grease overload!

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3 Jen@FIRR-Kids! January 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

Wow. Those look terrific. I think it would blow my 6 year old’s mind if he found out we could make doughnuts at home. I’m doing it. And I’m adding sprinkles, because he’s six and that’s how they roll.

Okay, I’m going to have to close this now and not open it again until the weekend, because that last photo is too much for my weak brain.

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4 Bored Cook January 6, 2011 at 9:27 am

I have not made donuts since I was a teenager in high school after learning to make them in our Home Economics class. That’s a looooong time ago!

These look so good. My kids would love this.

Could you pass over a hot one with a cup of coffee, please?

Pam

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5 Kate January 6, 2011 at 10:49 am

Your doughnuts look amazing. I have never really fried anything, but this might just be the recipe that is worth it. Too bad WW starts on monday!

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6 Kristen January 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I am totally going to make these soon!

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7 Jen@FIRRKids! January 8, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I came back to report that I made these today and they were excellent! I cut the recipe in half because there are only three of us and it came out perfectly!. There is a huge tray staring at me as I type.

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8 Karen Bove January 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm

So glad they turned out well. I’ll be making them again soon, I’m sure.

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9 Bored Cook January 11, 2011 at 9:14 am

I have to tell you that the other night I actually had a dream that I made and was eating these donuts. I’m pretty sure it was a sign that not only did this recipe stick with me, but I need to make these soon.

I completely understand if you feel the need to ban me from your blog after admitting this frightening way my brain works.

Pam

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10 Karen Bove January 11, 2011 at 5:01 pm

LOL! Your brain can’t possibly be a scarier place than mine! I do think it means you MUST make donuts soon:)

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11 Kipy January 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I made donuts in my baking class. They were absolutely the best donuts I’ve ever eaten.

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