Monday, February 20, 2012

Buttery Sugar Glazed Doughnuts

Okay I must admit memories of homemade doughnuts are only those from a young women activity in high school the result was a sugary grease bomb. This recipe turned out perfectly and if you make sure your  oil is hot (350*-360*) before frying the doughnuts will not be greasy. The kids are ecstatic and kinda think I'm cool for venturing out in this arena. Next time we will experiment with a few different toppings. I chose to keep it simple today. :) I saw this recipe at Real Mom Kitchen she did hers heart shaped for Valentines day .

Buttery Sugar Glazed Doughnuts
makes 26 doughnuts and holes (Print This)

Yeast Doughnuts
1 cup warm milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 package instant yeast
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/3 stick melted butter (not hot, just melted)
1 tablespoon Vanilla
4 cup All Purpose Flour
pinch of salt
Oil, for frying

Add sugar to the warm milk (around 110 degrees), and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the yeast, and allow to rest around 10 minutes.

Combine the eggs with the butter and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium low speed with the dough hook until well combined. After the 10 minutes have passed on the yeast, add the mixture to the butter/egg combination, and mix for a few minutes. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt

Begin adding the flour, one half cup at a time, until it is all incorporated. Use a medium speed for this. Do not over knead, dough will be a bit sticky.

Remove dough from the mixer, and place in a greased bowl. Cover tightly and refrigerate for 4-5 hours, or overnight is you wish.

Roll out the dough to 1/3 to 1/5 inch thickness. Cut with a doughnut cutter (or biscuit cutter)

Place cut doughnuts on parchment, and allow to rise in a warm place until very airy and light.

Heat oil to 350/360, and drop doughnuts in one at a time. Cooking time will vary based on the heat of your oil, but 15 seconds per side worked for me. Remove from oil and pat with paper towels. Continue until all doughnuts are fried.

Dip in glaze. Allow to dry. Dip again, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Doughnut Glaze
4 cups powdered sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup milk

Stir all ingredients together until well combine


Anonymous said...

The doughnuts look great. I will have to try them!! Mary

anissa ferguson said...
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anissa ferguson said...

It ws great to see you again Mary ... I checked out the maple bars ...I'll have to try them soon :)