How to Make Old Fashioned Donuts

A recipe for classic old fashion donuts covered in glaze!

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How to Make Old Fashioned Donuts Recipe
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Gather your ingredients.

Gather your ingredients.

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In a large bowl, add your cake flour and baking powder.

In a large bowl, add your cake flour and baking powder.

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3
Mix in your salt.

Mix in your salt.

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Add in your nutmeg.

Add in your nutmeg.

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In the bowl of a stand mixer, add your sugar.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add your sugar.

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Add your butter.

Add your butter.

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Add your egg yolks and mix until combined.

Add your egg yolks and mix until combined.

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Add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 additions.

Add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 additions.

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Alternate with the sour cream and end with the flour. The dough will be thick and sticky. Cover with plastic wrap and chill dough for 1 hour.

Alternate with the sour cream and end with the flour. The dough will be thick and sticky. Cover with plastic wrap and chill dough for 1 hour.

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On a floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. We rolled ours out a little thinner that so make sure to roll out to your preferred donut thickness!

On a floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. We rolled ours out a little thinner that so make sure to roll out to your preferred donut thickness!

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Using a doughnut cutter or, in our case, a large measuring cup, cut out as many donut as possible.

Using a doughnut cutter or, in our case, a large measuring cup, cut out as many donut as possible.

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We used a very small bowl to cut out the donut holes.

We used a very small bowl to cut out the donut holes.

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In a large bowl add your powdered sugar.

In a large bowl add your powdered sugar.

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Add vanilla extract.

Add vanilla extract.

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Add corn syrup.

Add corn syrup.

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Add hot water.

Add hot water.

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Mix together until smooth.

Mix together until smooth.

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Like this!

Like this!

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Pour 2 inches of canola oil into a heavy bottom pot. Heat to 325 F. Fry your doughnuts a few at a time for about 2 minutes inch side. Be careful not to let them burn! Let cool on a wire rack.

Pour 2 inches of canola oil into a heavy bottom pot. Heat to 325 F. Fry your doughnuts a few at a time for about 2 minutes inch side. Be careful not to let them burn! Let cool on a wire rack.

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Immerse each doughnut into the glaze. Place back on the wire rack. Have the wire rack on top of a sheet pan to catch any extra glaze. Let sit for 20 minutes, or until glaze is set. Enjoy!

Immerse each doughnut into the glaze. Place back on the wire rack. Have the wire rack on top of a sheet pan to catch any extra glaze. Let sit for 20 minutes, or until glaze is set. Enjoy!

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Recipe inspired by: http://www.handletheheat.com/old-fashioned-sour-cream-doughnuts/

Recipe inspired by: www.handletheheat.com/old-fas…

Ingredients

Cups Cake Flour 
Teaspoons Baking Powder 
1 Teaspoon Salt 
½ Teaspoons Ground Nutmeg 
½ Cups Sugar 
2 Tablespoons Butter 
2 Egg Yolks 
½ Cups Sour Cream 
Canola Oil 
Cups Powdered Sugar (sifted) 
Teaspoons Corn Syrup 
¼ Teaspoons Salt 
½ Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 
Cups Hot Water 
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