How to make it

  • In a small saucepan, warm the milk with the shortening over low heat until the shortening is almost melted. I
  • n a large bowl, stir the yeast into the warm water, sprinkle with a pinch of sugar and let stand until foamy, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir the warm milk mixture into the yeast along with the 1/2 cup of sugar and the sour cream, the whole eggs, egg yolk, salt and vanilla.
  • Gradually stir in 4 3/4 cups of the flour until a soft, sticky dough forms.
  • Scrape the dough out onto a floured surface and use a pastry scraper to knead the dough until smooth, adding as much of the remaining flour as necessary. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky, but smooth and elastic.
  • Gather the dough into a ball, transfer it to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a sheet of oiled plastic wrap.
  • Let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free spot for 2 hours.
  • Punch down the dough and turn it over in the bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate the dough for 2 hours or overnight.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the chilled dough 1/3 inch thick
  • . Using a 3 1/2-inch doughnut cutter dipped in flour, cut out as many doughnuts as possible and transfer them to a sheet of floured wax paper.
  • The scraps can be rerolled once to cut out more doughnuts.
  • Loosely cover the doughnuts with wax paper and let rise until soft and billowy, about 20 minutes.
  • In a large, heavy skillet, heat 4 inches of vegetable oil to 365┬░.
  • Line a rack with several paper towels.
  • Working in batches, fry the doughnuts until golden brown, about 1 minute per side.
  • Check the temperature of the frying oil to make sure it doesn't get too hot or cool.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the doughnuts to the paper towel┬Ślined rack to drain.
  • Serve warm or let cool before glazing with the Dark Chocolate Glaze or the Vanilla Glaze and decorating with chopped nuts, coconut and sprinkles.

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  • Good4U 4 years ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • mcboo 8 years ago
    Do you deliver??
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    " It was excellent "
    divaliscious ate it and said...
    ooh the sour cream must make these delicious! and since geranium mentioned how close they were to krispy kremes - this sounds like a naughty great recipe to make for my next brunch party.
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    " It was excellent "
    geranium ate it and said...
    This recipe was GREAT!!! Just what I was looking for!! I made no changes (okay... but just a little one...the other ones were ACCIDENTS.) I had to use a little more flour because the dough was really sticky. I forgot to let the yeast/water mixture sit for three minutes and I only let them rise once + the sitting for ten minutes (I mess up almost every recipe I make) They were HEAVENLY(even with the mistakes)!! I would rate them close with Krispy Kremes!! :) Thanks!! I posted the icing recipe that I used below(it's really good). Thanks again!!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    love homemade doughnuts high5 recipe thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I love making doughnuts remember to thank your aunt for this wonderful recipe for me.
    Love the toppings especially the nuts.
    Five forks and a smile :)
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    " It was excellent "
    momoften ate it and said...
    I love working with yeast anything, though I have never tried donuts. I will have to give this a try since the 4 years likes to get a donut when we go shopping - but at 85 cents a donut! we can't so that too often.
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  • neon 9 years ago
    Oh, these look so good! Man, fresh out of the oven with a cup of coffee - yummmn! I've saved this recipe, and gonna make them very very soon - Thank You J!
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