How to Make Glazed Donuts

by Christina Beka✨

Not your traditional Spudnuts or Krispy Kreme, but rather a donut similar to the French beignet. Dust with powder sugar and you have a fabulous dessert!

Supplies

  • 2 (.25 oz) packets yeast
  • ⅛ Cups Warm water
  • ¾ Cups Lukewarm milk
  • ¼ Cups Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cups Shortening or Butter
  • 2 ½ Cups Flour
  • ¼ Cups Powdered sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • Canola oil
  • Frying pan
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Empty 2 (1/4 oz) packets of active dry yeast into a bowl.

    Step 2

    Add 1/8 cup warm water.

    Step 3

    Add 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp salt.

    Step 4

    Add 1 egg.

    Step 5

    Add milk and Combine until smooth.

    Step 6

    Add 1/4 cup shortening or butter into batter.

    Step 7

    Gradually add your 2 1/2 cups flour into batter.

    Step 8

    Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping the bowl. Then beat on medium for 2 min occasionally scraping.

    Step 9

    You should end up with your dough for your doughnuts.

    Step 10

    Cover and let rise for 40 min in a warm place, until double in size.

    Step 11

    Wow! See it grew! 😃

    Step 12

    Place dough on a lightly floured surface, and flour your roller as well.

    Step 13

    Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness.

    Step 14

    Flour your cookie cutter or anything you will cut your doughnuts out with. Be creative-anything from cups to cans to bottlecaps! They will all taste yummy!

    Step 15

    All our glorious heart shaped doughnuts! Some people like to wait another 20 min to let the dough puff up before frying, but I skipped this because my dough had already properly risen.

    Step 16

    Heat up your oil! Don't let it get too hot. We're looking for about 350°F

    Step 17

    Place your dough in the hot oil, cook for about 1 min on each side or until golden brown. As you continue to fry, the oil will already be hot so time is cut down to about 40 sec on each side.

    Step 18

    Golden brown!

    Step 19

    Remove and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.

    Step 20

    I combined powdered sugar, vanilla, and water to form a simple glaze that I dipped some of my donuts in. Either way it tastes phenomenal. Enjoy!

    Step 21

    You may cut out stars, hearts, or leave as donut holes.. I'm inspired to put some cinnamon into the batter next time. Or food dye in the batter to have cute pink fritters next time. Be creative. ☕