How to Make Doughnuts

This recipe can be used to make fried doughnuts or baked doughnuts

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How to Make Doughnuts Recipe
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Pour water into the stand mixer. Add the yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes

Pour water into the stand mixer. Add the yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes

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After yeast is foamy, pour the milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter and 2 CUPS of the flour into a mixer. On slow speed, mix them together, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

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Take the remaining 3 cups of flour and, 1/2 cup at a time, add in the flour at slow speed. Do this until the dough no longer sticks to the side of the bowl

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On a clean table, knead the dough for 5 minutes. It should be smooth and elastic

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Put dough into a greased bowl and cover with the towel. Then, place in a warm spot for two hours

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Once doubled, punch the dough to remove air bubbles and roll it out on the counter to about 1/2 in thick. (Maybe a little thinner). The , put the dough onto a tray, over proof if baking.

Once doubled, punch the dough to remove air bubbles and roll it out on the counter to about 1/2 in thick. (Maybe a little thinner). The , put the dough onto a tray, over proof if baking.

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If your frying the dough, cut it with the cookie cutter to form a doughnut shape. With a knife, carve a hole in the middle so I can cook fully. If your baking the dough, I like to make munchkins.

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To make munchkins, roll the dough up into cute little balls, about 2 inches around

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Cover with another towel and let it rise for an hour and 15 minutes, or until doubled

Cover with another towel and let it rise for an hour and 15 minutes, or until doubled

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If baking, preheat the oven to 350. Once done, put the doughnuts munchkins in for 20 minutes, or until brown on top

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If frying, pour the oil into the fryer. The amount of oil should be in the fryer manual. Follow your frier directions for heating the oil to 340. Use precaution because it's wicked hot.

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If you want, prepare some cinnamon and sugar in a dish to cover the doughnuts in.

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Once the oil is ready, take a metal spatula and slowly put the doughnuts into the fry basket. After, lower the doughnuts into the oil and fry for a minute and 45 seconds.

Once the oil is ready, take a metal spatula and slowly put the doughnuts into the fry basket. After, lower the doughnuts into the oil and fry for a minute and 45 seconds.

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Flip the doughnuts with tongs  and cook for another minute 30 seconds. After, pull the fry basket up and let the oil drip off for 5 seconds. The coat in the cinnamon and sugar and let cool on the rack

Flip the doughnuts with tongs and cook for another minute 30 seconds. After, pull the fry basket up and let the oil drip off for 5 seconds. The coat in the cinnamon and sugar and let cool on the rack

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Eat 👌

Eat 👌

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