A Tradition in Family Baking

Doughnuts

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Doughnuts
A delicious homemade treat, these yeast-raised doughnuts are worth the time and effort!

THIS RECIPE MAKES 24 DOUGHNUTS
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ¼ cup Water
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 3 cups Bread Flour
  • 2+1/4 tsp Red Star Active Dry Yeast

GLAZE

  • 1 cup Sifted Powdered Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Boiling Water
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla
Instructions
  1. This recipe is featured at Doughmesstic.

BREAD MACHINE METHOD

  1. Have liquid ingredients at 80°F and all other ingredients at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order specified in your owner’s manual. Select dough/manual cycle. Do not use delay timer. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, ½ to 1 TBSP at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 TBSP of flour at a time. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.

MIXER METHODS

  1. Combine yeast, 1 cup flour, and other dry ingredients. Combine milk, water and oil; heat to 120°-130°F.

  2. Hand-Held Mixer Method: Combine dry mixture and liquid ingredients in mixing bowl on low speed. Beat 2 to 3 minutes on medium speed. Add egg; beat 1 minute. By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface 5 to 7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Add additional flour if necessary. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.

  3. Stand Mixer Method: Combine dry mixture and liquid ingredients, except egg, in mixing bowl with paddle or beaters for 4 minutes on medium speed. Add egg; beat 1 minute. Gradually add remaining flour and knead with dough hook(s) 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.

  4. Food Processor Method: Put dry mixture in processing bowl with steel blade. While motor is running, add liquid ingredients and egg. Process until mixed. Continue processing, adding remaining flour until dough forms a ball. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.

SHAPING AND BAKING

  1. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Divide dough into 2 parts. On lightly floured surface, roll each half into a 12 x 6 -inch rectangle. Cut with 2 ½ -inch doughnut cutter. Place on lightly floured cookie sheets. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching. In large heavy pot, heat 4 inches of vegetable oil to 400°F. Fry doughnuts a few at a time, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper towels. Glaze or shake in a paper sack with sugar.

  2. Make Glaze: In small bowl, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Dip warm doughnuts into glaze. Place on racks until glaze hardens.

  3. You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use ½ tsp Instant yeast (or ¾ tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.

 

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4 Comments
  1. This recipe works really well. Tried several batches ALL came out well. THIS RECIPE REALLY WORKS JUST BE PATIENT WITH THE PROOFING PART.

  2. I am going to try this donut recipe my boyfriend has asked me to try making donuts numerous times but didnt have a recipe so will try now that I found this recipe

  3. Wow! I love these, my mom used to make something like these for us kids on a special day. I can’t wait to make. Yummy!

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