CRISPY AND CREAMY DOUGHNUTS

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Kathleen Riemer

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@darkinsanity

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Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Ingredients

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    2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
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    1/4 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
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    1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
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    1/2 cup white sugar
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    1 teaspoon salt
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    2 eggs
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    1/3 cup shortening
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    5 cups all-purpose flour
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    1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • GLAZE

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    1/3 cup butter
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    2 cups confectioners' sugar
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    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
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    4 tablespoons hot water or as needed

How to Make CRISPY AND CREAMY DOUGHNUTS

Step-by-Step

  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together the yeast mixture, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix for a few minutes at low speed, or stirring with a wooden spoon. Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a greased bowl, and cover. Set in a warm place to rise until double. Dough is ready if you touch it, and the indention remains.
    3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Let doughnuts sit out to rise again until double. Cover loosely with a cloth.
    4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in hot water one tablespoon at a time until the icing is somewhat thin, but not watery. Set aside.
    5. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large heavy skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Slide doughnuts into the hot oil using a wide spatula. Turn doughnuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry doughnuts on each side until golden brown. Remove from hot oil, to drain on a wire rack. Dip doughnuts into the glaze while still hot, and set onto wire racks to drain off excess. Keep a cookie sheet or tray under racks for easier clean up.

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About CRISPY AND CREAMY DOUGHNUTS

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads




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