Yesterday was National Doughnut Day, the most Holiest of days for lovers of the spongy confection. I’m slightly ashamed to have missed this tasty holiday, but I’m making up for it with this post.
This simple glazed doughnut recipe is incredibly easy to make and very delicious. But be warned… this sweet and fluffy dessert will have everyone in your house begging for more.
Serves: A dozen
|1 TBSP DRY ACTIVE YEAST
1/4 CUP WARM WATER
3/4 CUP WARM MILK
2 TBSP SUGAR
3 TBSP SOFT BUTTER
1/4 TSP SALT
2-3 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
|3 TBSP BUTTER
1 1/2 CUP CONFECTIONER’S SUGAR
1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT
2 TBSP WARM WATER
|Sweet Doughnut Glaze|
|3 CUPS VEGETABLE OIL||For Deep Frying|
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and set aside for 5 minutes.
- In a stand mixer, combine the yeast mixture with the milk, sugar, egg, butter, salt and flour.
- Knead the dough using a dough hook in the mixer for about 5 minutes, or until completely mixed.
- The dough should be very sticky and soft. Place the dough on a well floured surface.
- Roll out the dough using a rolling pin until between 1/4″ and 1/2″ thickness.
- Using two different sizes of round cutters (a large one and a smaller one for the doughnut hole), cut out the basic doughnut shape.
- Cover the doughnuts and set aside in a warm place. Let the dough rise for about 30 minutes.
- While you wait for the doughnuts to rise, you can make the sweet doughnut glaze by melting the butter and mixing in the confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and water.
- In a large skillet on the stove, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat (make sure the oil is at least 1/2″ deep in the skillet).
- When the oil is hot enough (about 350 degrees F), gently drop a doughnut in the oil.
- Flip the doughnut when the bottom half has reached a golden brown color.
- When both sides are cooked, remove from the oil
- Repeat this process for all your doughnuts. Once you are comfortable with the process, try dropping 2 or 3 at a time.
- After the doughnuts are cool to the touch, dip the top half of each doughnut in the sweet glaze and set aside for a few minutes before serving.