Friday, October 25, 2013

Homemade Doughnuts

    This is my recipe for homemade doughnuts.  These doughnuts are light and super delicious. 

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One of our homemade glazed doughnuts!

Homemade Doughuts

   Take 2 pkgs. of yeast and place in a bowl.  Add in 1 tsp. of sugar and 1/2 c. really warm water.  Stir and let it activate for 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, you will also need:
4 c. flour
3/4 c. milk
1/3 c. shortening
1/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt


   Scald your milk and shortening together in a small pot.  

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    Once they are scalded, pour into a mixing bowl and stir in the sugar and salt.  Add your flour, eggs, and activated yeast mixture.  Stir well; transfer to a table top or counter top.  Knead the dough.  Spray your mixing bowl with cooking spray and place the dough inside; place in a warm area and let rise until doubled.  

    Roll out the raised dough 1/4-1/2" thick and cut into doughnuts.  I do not have a doughnut cutter so I used my biscuit cutter and then the "hole" I used the lid to my vanilla.  It worked nicely. 

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     Place the cut doughnuts onto a sprayed cookie sheet and let them rise for about 30 minutes.  

   Drop doughnuts into hot oil until done.  

    Dust the cooked doughnuts with powdered sugar or mix up some cinnamon sugar and sprinkle on the doughnuts or make a glaze.

3 T. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix well and drizzle over doughnuts. 

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  1. Your homemade donuts look delicious!

  2. Pass the doughnuts please!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. Drop by sometime and I'll make some fresh ones and share with ya! :-)

  3. I'm going to try these they look simple and fast. That's what I like around here.. lol Have a wonderful day

  4. Wondering about you and hope you and your family are well. I am missing your posts and concerned

    1. Oh, thank you Rhonda. I was not well for a bit...MS had me down but I'm back and have missed everyone. Hugs!

  5. Your Homemade Donuts look and sound mouthwatering. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. Thank you Kathy. I enjoy participating in your blog hop.

  6. These look so similar to the ones you buy at the store! Great job :)

    Edye | Http://

  7. You're making me hungry over here! ;) Thanks for sharing this with us too at Funtastic Friday!

    1. So glad you allowed me too and thanks for dropping by!


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