Homemade Doughnuts

I don't know what came over me, but i wanted a doughnut so i searched online and found this recipe. I really loved the maple glaze that goes on top. Troy had the chocolate ones and he really liked them. I thought they were really fun to make and I'm sure kids would love it.

Below are the directions...

Transfer to a well-oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
On a well-floured surface, roll out dough to 3/8-inch thick. Cut out dough using a 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter or pastry ring and using a 7/8-inch ring for the center whole.
Set on floured baking sheet, cover lightly with a light towel, and let rise for 30 minutes. Then fry on each side for a 3 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes then glaze.


1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup shortening
2 packages instant yeast
1/3 cup warm water (95 to 105 degrees F)
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 lb. all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting surface
Canola Oil for frying


Place the milk in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat just until warm enough to melt the shortening when combined. Place the shortening in a bowl and pour warmed milk over. Set aside.In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and let dissolve for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, pour the yeast mixture into the large bowl of a stand mixer and add the milk and shortening mixture, first making sure the milk and shortening mixture has cooled to lukewarm. Add the eggs, sugar, salt, nutmeg, and half of the flour. Using the paddle attachment, combine the ingredients on low speed until flour is incorporated and then turn the speed up to medium and beat until well combined. Add the remaining flour, combining on low speed at first, and then increase the speed to medium and beat well. Change to the dough hook attachment of the mixer and beat on medium speed until the dough pulls away from the bowl and becomes smooth, approximately 3 to 4 minutes.

Refer to the top pictures for the rest of the directions.....

Chocolate Glaze:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup whole milk, warmed
1 tbsp. light corn syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups confectioners' sugar

Combine butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla in medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until butter is melted. Decrease the heat to low, add the chocolate, and whisk until melted. Turn off heat, add the powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth.

Maple Glaze:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup whole milk, warmed
1 tbsp. light corn syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. Maple extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
Regular Glaze :
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
5 cups confectioners' sugar
4 tbsp. water

* If you don't want to take the time to make the dough, i heard you can also use biscuit dough that you buy. Just roll it out a little bit and punch a hole in the center. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or glaze it.
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Kevin and Andrea said...

these sound so good right now! I am going to try these for sure! i bet my kids would love it. Thanks so much :0)

Wendell Shantala said...

Hi my name is Shantala and I just found your blog and I'm excited to try some of your recipes. I have just made the glaze for the first time ever and I didn't get the sugar to melt. I don't know what I did wrong. I am not much of a cook so any tips would be great. Thank you Shantala


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