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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Yeast Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze

My daughter-in-law and I were out shopping not too long ago when I found a doughnut cutter. I've always wanted to try making my own doughnuts and I'm so glad I did it! They're not nearly as difficult as I thought they'd be. In fact, they were down-right easy! But I'm not telling IT Guy that...because then he'd want me make these all the time. I only glazed mine with a vanilla glaze, but chocolate would be good and even cinnamon/sugar would work! Yummy anyway you do it, I think!

Yeast Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze

 1 tablespoon yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 - 2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup of warm milk
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter ~ softened
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water.

Add warmed milk, egg, sugar, butter and flour to make a soft dough, but not sticky.

Mix for about 2 minutes in a stand mixer.

 Cover dough and let it rest for at least an hour.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to about 1/2 inch thick.

Cut doughnuts with a doughnut cutter or use a large cutter for the doughnut and a smaller one for the middle.

Allow cut doughnuts to set another 30 minutes to rise before frying.

Fry in vegetable oil until lightly browned on both sides. Set on a wire rack to cool.

Dunk top half of each doughnut into the glaze. Set on a wire rack to cool and allow the glaze to harden.

Vanilla Glaze

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Dash Of Salt

Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and whisk until smooth.

Here are the ingredients 

for the doughnuts.

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.

Then dump everything else in the mixing bowl.

Let it mix for about two minutes. 
Make sure you add enough flour 
so the dough isn't sticky.

Then let it rise for about 30 minutes.

Roll or press out the dough 
to about 1/2 inch thick.

Then cut the doughnuts.

Make sure your oil is hot enough, then fry!

Here's what you need for the vanilla glaze.

Mix everything in a bowl until smooth.

Like this!

Then dunk the holes...

..and the doughnuts.