Glazed Doughnuts

Glazed Doughnuts

Doughnut making is easier than you think -- try these this weekend!

45 min.prep time 2:15total time
24 servings
353 Ratings

Ingredients

Doughnuts

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 (1/4-ounce) packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (105°F. to 115°F.)
7 to 8 cups all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil

Glaze

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons honey

Directions

Combine sugar, milk, butter and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter melts (3 to 4 minutes). Cool to warm (105°F. to 115°F.).

Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Add cooled milk mixture, 4 cups flour and eggs. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until moistened. Increase speed to medium; beat 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form soft dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes). Place into greased bowl; turn greased-side up. Cover; let rise in warm place until double in size (1 to 1 1/2 hours). (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)

Punch down dough; divide in half. Roll each half to 1/2-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut out doughnuts with lightly floured 3-inch doughnut cutter. Place doughnuts on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise until double in size (30 to 45 minutes).

Heat 3 inches oil in deep fat fryer or Dutch oven to 375°F. Place 3 doughnuts, at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown (30 to 45 seconds per side). Drain well on paper towels. Stir together all glaze ingredients in small bowl. Dip warm doughnuts into glaze; place onto cooling rack to set. Serve warm.



Variations:
Maple Glazed Doughnuts: Omit Glaze in recipe. Stir together 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl. Dip warm doughnuts into glaze; place onto cooling rack to set. Serve warm.

Powdered Sugar Glazed Doughnuts: Omit Glaze in recipe. Stir together 2 cups powdered sugar and 4 to 5 tablespoons water in small bowl. Dip warm doughnuts into glaze; place onto cooling rack to set. Serve warm.

Recipe Tip

To reheat doughnuts in microwave, microwave 1 doughnut at a time on HIGH (100% power) for 5 to 6 seconds.

Nutrition Facts (1 doughnut)

Calories: 380

Fat: 18g

Cholesterol: 50mg

Sodium: 21mg

Carbohydrates: 49g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #12685©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

It is NOT as easy as stated. They are delicious, but require some work. You must set aside at least 3 hours. So, don't get up in the morning and think you are going to have this done in a jiffy for breakfast. They are worth the work though.

I cut the recipe in half and got about 24 donuts.
best doughnut recipe ever!!! you should try it...
I tried this recipe and its excellent .......a must try

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