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Does anyone have a simple recipe for good doughnuts? Not cake like doughnuts, light and fluffy ones, kinda like Krispy Kreme.. Thanks in advance.. :)


Asked by honeys_sugamama at 4:37 PM on Jan. 13, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • 5 c flour
    1/2 c sugar
    1 tsp salt
    2 pkg active dry yeast
    1 3/4 c very warm milk (120º to 130º)
    1/3 c shortening
    2 eggs
    Vegetable oil

    Mix 2 c of flour, the sugar, salt & yeast in large bowl. Add milk, shortening & eggs. Beat on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl, then on med speed 1 minute, scraping bowl. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise in warm place 50 to 60 min or til doubled.

    Turn dough onto generously floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour. Flatten dough with hands or rolling pin to 1/2" thickness. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Push together scraps and gently knead 2 or 3 times. Flatten dough to 1/2" thickness; cut. Cover doughnuts and let rise 30 to 40 minutes or until double.


    Answer by jespeach at 6:10 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • MMM... yea... we use biscuits out of the can and take a small lid from a condiement in the fridge and cut the holes throw the doughnuts and the holes in a deep fryer and roll them in your choice of sugar and cinniamin .. powdered sugar or make your own glaze,,

    they are really good!

    Answer by emturner at 4:41 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • One egg, one cup of sugar, two tablespoons of butter, beaten together till creamy. Add one cup of sweet milk, a pinch of salt, two teaspoons of baking powder stirred into two cups of flour. Add one-half teaspoon of ginger and one-fourth teaspoon of nutmeg to the flour. Beat well, roll out about one-fourth of an inch thick. Cut out all the cakes before beginning to fry. Cook in deep fat that will fry a small walnut-sized ball of the dough in about sixty-five seconds. Do not let the fat get above that degree of heat.

    Answer by gemgem at 4:45 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • We've always done the donut ones too. They turn out well and i make a great glaze out of powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 5:41 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Heat oil (1 1/2 to 2 inches) in Dutch oven to 350º. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula. Fry about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surfaces); drain on paper towels.

    These are not fast, but they are delicious.You can dust with powdered sugar, roll in cinnamon & sugar, or glaze. Oh, and glaze while still quite warm!

    Answer by jespeach at 6:10 PM on Jan. 13, 2009