Make Pillowy-Soft, Glazed Doughnuts At Home Using This Recipe
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Homemade doughnuts are technically a day-long activity when it really boils down to it, but not as tedious as it might seem at first. Once you decide to make a batch of your own at home, it’ll be hard to go back to buying one from a doughnut shop ever again. Although making homemade doughnuts is a seemingly lengthy process, the key lies in resting the dough for enough time and using the right temperature of oil to fry them. Here is how you can make a delicious, melt-in-the-mouth batch of your own for family and friends.


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Ingredients [For the doughnuts]

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Ingredients [For the glaze]

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


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  • In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes until frothy. Add the lukewarm milk, sugar, melted butter, eggs, salt, and 2 cups of the flour to the bowl. Beat the mixture until smooth.
  • Gradually add the remaining 2 cups of flour, mixing until the dough comes together. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with a damp cloth. Let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, until it doubles in size.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to ½ inch thickness and cut out doughnuts using a doughnut cutter, or use a round cutter and a smaller cutter for the centre.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large pot to 375°F. Fry the doughnuts in batches for about 1-2 minutes on each side, until they are golden brown. Remove the doughnuts from the oil with a slotted spoon and let them drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Dip each doughnut in the glaze, and place them on a wire rack to set for a few minutes before serving warm or at room temperature.