How to make it

  • In the bowl of your stand mixer combine the water, yeast and 4 Tablespoons of sugar. Let sit for about 10-15 minutes, or until the yeast has bloomed.
  • Add the bread flour, shortening, salt, non fat dry milk, sugar and eggs and mix with the dough hook for about 10 minutes. You may need to add more bread flour depending on the stickyness of the dough.
  • After 10 minutes and the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl, stop the mixer, remove the dough hook and add a Tablespoon or so of oil to the dough ball and roll it around to cover with oil. Let the dough rest for about 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Flour your work surface and place half of the dough on your table. Roll to approximately 1/2 inch. Cut with a doughnut cutter (or use a large and small cookie cutter or drinking glasses to give the classic doughnut shape.) and place on sheet pans until they have doubled in size.
  • Once your doughnuts are resting, turn on your oil and keep it at 350 degrees. I use a large electric skillet for all of my frying and everything comes out very even.
  • Once the doughnuts have risen, place 5-10 (depending on the size of your fry pan) rings in the oil. Fry for one minute on each side and DO NOT prick the dough while you are flipping them over.
  • Fry on the second side for one minute and remove to a cooling rack to drain for about 1 minute.
  • Chocolate Glaze:
  • 1/3 Cup Butter
  • 2 Cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 4 Ounces Chocolate Chips (I use 1/2 semi sweet & 1/2 milk choc.)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 4-6 Tablespoons HOT water
  • Combine the Butter and Chocolate chips in the top part of a double boiler. Set your heat on low and let the mixture melt. Stir to make sure all lumps are out.
  • Add the Confectioners sugar, vanilla and water and whisk to combine. The mixture should be thin enough to coat the tops of the doughnuts. If it's too thick...add a Tablespoon of water...if it's too thin, add a few Tablespoons of Confectioners sugar.

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  • othercookie 8 years ago
    Yum yum in the tum tum.
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  • masechaba 8 years ago
    I'm going to try them right now!!! They look delicious!!
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  • hungrybear 9 years ago
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  • crazycooker 9 years ago
    WOW! They look YUMMY! Thanks, now I want doughnuts :-( lol
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  • kristopher 9 years ago
    That is far too many doughnuts to have in the house when you live alone. Must...resist...
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  • chuckieb 9 years ago
    That is what a picture of 'pleasure' looks like! Awesome post!
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