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Homemade Glazed Doughnuts

Homemade Glazed Doughnuts
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A few years ago on Halloween night, my friend Julie brought me a plate of homemade doughnuts. After taking one bite MyHandsomeHusband and I nearly passed out from utter blissfullness.

This is not a lie. The doughnuts were by far the very best doughnuts I had ever EVER tasted. EVVVVVER.

I am happy to be sharing her recipe with you all today, ladies and gentlemen. Beware, please. These doughnuts are unbelievable. ย You may never want to buy another doughnut again. They do take a little bit of work, which is I suppose a good thing. If I thought I could make a batch of these babies in 15 minutes my life might be over as I know it. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s Halloween week, gang! Let’s make some doughnuts…

Homemade Glazed Doughnuts from Jamie Cooks It Up!

and doughnut holes!

Homemade Glazed Doughnuts Jamie Cooks It Up!!

Homemade Glazed Doughnuts
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Time: 2 hours
Yield: 30-36 doughnuts
Recipe adapted from Julie Thomson

DOUGHNUTS:
2 packages yeast (or 2 scant Tb)
1/4 water, warm
1 1/2 C milk
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/3 C butter flavored shortening
5-5 1/2 C flour
4 C oil for frying

GLAZE:
1/2 C butter
2 1/4 C powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
dash salt
1-2 Tb milk

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1. Pour 1/4 C warm water into glass measuring cup. Sprinkle 2 packages (or 2 scant Tb) yeast ย and a dash of sugar over the water. Stir it to combine and let it sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
2. Place 1 1/2 C milk into the microwave and heat it for 90 seconds.
3. Into your stand mixer place the warm milk, 1/2 C sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1/3 C shortening and 2 C of the flour. Mix on low for 10 seconds or so. Add the eggs and mix again.
4. Add the yeast/water mixture and the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time. You will know you have enough flour when the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
5. Once you have enough flour mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.

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6. Spray a piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray. Turn it over and cover your mixing bowl (so the sprayed side is down).

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7. Let the dough rise in the warmest spot in your kitchen, until doubled in size. Should take about 45 minutes. Less, depending on how warm your kitchen is.

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8. Spray your counter with cooking spray and place the dough on it. Allow it to rest for 5 minutes. This will make it much easier to roll out.

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9. Roll out the dough until it’s 1/2 inch thick.

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10. Cut the dough into circles with a glass (or doughnut cutter, if you have one!) I sprayed the edge of the glass with cooking spray.

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Lovely!

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11. To cut the middle circle of the doughnut my friend Julie suggested I use the lid of a medicine bottle. Clever, isn’t she!

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12. Spray several large cookie sheets with cooking spray and lay the doughnuts and doughnut holes out over the top.

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13. Allow them to rise until they are about double in size. Should take about 30 minutes. They will rise up even more when they are in the oil cooking.

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14. Into a deep skillet place 4 cups of vegetable or canola oil. Heat it over medium high heat. You want to be sure the oil is hot before you place any of the dough into it. ย The sides of the dough should have little bubbles simmering around it, when the oil is the right temperature. If it’s not hot enough the dough will soak in too much oil and not end up tasting very good. I suggest testing it with a doughnut hole to see if it’s ready before you put a whole batch of doughnuts in.

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15. When the doughnuts are golden brown, reach in with a pair of metal tongs and turn them over so they can brown on the other side.

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16. Line a large platter with paper towels and place the doughnuts on it when they come out of the skillet so some of the oil can drain off.

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17. To make the glaze melt 1/2 cup butter.

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18. Add 2 1/4 C powdered sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, 1-2 Tb milk and a dash of salt. Whisk it all together with a fork until it’s thin and glaze like. Add a little more milk if you need to.

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19. While the doughnuts are still warm dip them into the glaze…

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turning them over so they get covered on both sides.

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20. Set a large cookie sheet underneath a wire rack. Set the glazed doughnuts there to cool.

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You can even dip the glazed doughnuts in a little bit of sugar if you would like as well.

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Yum!

Homemade Glazed Doughnuts Jamie Cooks It Up!

 

Enjoy! These take a bit of work but are so worth it! At least…every other year or two. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is a “Pin-able” shot…

Homemade Doughnuts Jamie Cooks It Up!

 



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12 Comments

  1. 1
    Denise R.
    October 27, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Jamie, these look amazing! My neighbor made some amazing donuts this past weekend and she’s given me the encouragement to attempt making some of my own. Your recipe looks pretty easy…considering they’re donuts, so I’m going to give it a whirl! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents and love for cooking with all of us!!

  2. 2
    Jackie Mitchell
    October 27, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    OH MY!!! So, I’ve always just been terrified of making anything like raised donuts, just on principle. Seeing that you had never made them before and then took them on after tasting your friend’s (where can I get a friend like that???) has inspired me. And I’m gonna do it. I am. My grandkids are gonna love ’em! Thanks for the encouragement AND the recipe (with pics of every step, which I think I really needed to prove that it CAN be DONE!) Yer the best! And I’ve always said so!

  3. 3
    Stephanie G.
    October 27, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Try adding a bit of maple flavoring to your donut glaze. It’s awsome!

  4. 4
    stephanie
    October 27, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    These look awsome !! I have got to give this recipe a try!!! Thank you for the encouragement that they are totally worth it!!! I will let you know how they turn out.

  5. 5
    ewhatley
    October 27, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I love doughnuts and I can’t even imagine how good homemade doughnuts would taste. I’m saving this recipe for a day when I’m feeling very confident in the kitchen.

  6. 6
    Melissa
    October 27, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I have loved your site for years, Jamie…..but this may just be the recipe that makes me and my thighs hate you. I don’t even know how to walk out of my kitchen right now not eating one of these!

  7. 7
    Stefany
    October 27, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    This may be a dumb question but do you re-roll out the extra dough and cut out more donuts? Making these right now ๐Ÿ™‚ they look so delish!!!!

    • 8
      Jamie
      October 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

      Stefany,
      Not a dumb question at all. Yes, by all means keep rolling out the extra dough. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope they turned out great!
      ~Jamie

  8. 9
    De Tompkins
    October 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Love your website. Are you using plain flour or bread flour? I want mine to turn out just like yours.

    • 10
      Jamie
      November 1, 2014 at 8:38 am

      De,
      All-Purpose Flour will work best. Good luck!
      ~Jamie

  9. 11
    jamie
    November 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Holy cow these are excellent!
    My grandkids and I made them today for a treat and we’ve declared them perfect! There might not be enough to send home to their parents! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. 12
    rajyalaxmi
    January 10, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Tried dong your version of doughnuts ,they turned out well but am feeling yeast smell a lot..give me an alternate as how to avoid yeast smell..

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