Glazed Doughnuts

Glazed Doughnuts
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3 Reviews
Doughnut making is easier than you think -- try these this weekend!
45 min
Prep Time
2:15
Total Time
24 doughnuts

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
4
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
Vegetable oil

Glaze

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

Directions

  1. Combine sugar, milk, butter and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes until butter melts. Cool to warm (105°F to 115°F).
  2. Dissolve yeast in warm water in 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 place1 to 1 1/2 hours or until double in size. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
  3. 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 30-45 minutes or until double in size.
  4. 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.
  5. Variations:
  6. 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.
  7. 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 Tips

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
Cholesterol
50mg
Carbohydrates
49g
Protein
6g
Fat
18g
Sodium
21mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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.

Rating

best doughnut recipe ever!!! you should try it...

Rating

I tried this recipe and its excellent .......a must try

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