Glazed Doughnuts

Doughnuts

Wanna share a good doughnut recipe I found on allrecipes.com with you guys, especially the doughnut lovers. The doughnut itself is very soft and the glaze is crispy, I am really happy with the end product in terms of appearance, taste and texture. However, a minor adjustment I would make is to substitute the butter with shortening for the glaze. I prefer whiter colour glaze, if you do not mind the colour just follow the recipe.

Other than the crispy glaze version, I made some with blueberry jam filling, chocolate glaze, and classic cinnamon sugar coating. Hmm... both Tak and I love the crispy glazed doughnuts most, followed by the cinnamon sugar coating.


Doughnuts

Here is the recipe submitted by Kelly on Allrecipes, it is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 stars by more than 300 people, definitely a keeper!


INGREDIENTS (makes 18 pcs):
14g active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water (40 to 46 °C)
1½ cups lukewarm milk
½ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
⅓ cup shortening
5 cups all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil for frying

Glaze:
1/3 cup butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons hot water or as needed


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
    In a large bowl, mix together the yeast mixture, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix for a few minutes at low speed, or stirring with a wooden spoon. Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a greased bowl, and cover. Set in a warm place to rise until double. Dough is ready if you touch it, and the indention remains.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Let doughnuts sit out to rise again until double. Cover loosely with a cloth.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in hot water one tablespoon at a time until the icing is somewhat thin, but not watery. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large heavy skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Slide doughnuts into the hot oil using a wide spatula. Turn doughnuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry doughnuts on each side until golden brown. Remove from hot oil, to drain on a wire rack.
  5. Dip doughnuts into the glaze while still hot, and set onto wire racks to drain off excess. Keep a cookie sheet or tray under racks for easier clean up.

(updated on 8 Feb 2009)

Comments :

18 comments to “Glazed Doughnuts”
Isha said...
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oh goshhh...what a superb doughnut. i luv it soooo much.

Isha said...
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hi lydia, do you have any good tips how to fry doughnuts? sometimes when i fry my doughnuts its turns very ugly.

Lydia said...
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Isha, the oil for frying doughnuts shld be on the low side... I use small- medium heat. Let it fry slowly... if too fast, the surface is browned but inside is still raw. Also, the colour will be more even if fried slowly.

When putting it in, I used a dough cutting knife to lift it up then slide it into the hot oil. I think any flat metal or will do the job. When frying, try not to stir or flip it too many times cos it is very soft n will leave holes or marks... I got it sometimes... when lifting it up, I put a chopstick in the hole then lift it up. so wont see chopstick mark outside...

hope those 'tips' help...

Jacelyn said...
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Yummy looking doughnuts! Do you think it's possible to replace the shortening in the dough recipe with butter?

Lydia said...
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Jacelyn, I think it is ok to sub shortening with butter. I have tried other doughnut recipes which call for butter, tasted great too.

Isha said...
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thanks lydia for ur great tips. i'm gonna try it for my next doughnuts.

IbnuSina said...
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Kalau tengok lama2...boleh jadi pening, sebab seksi sangat donat u nie sky...hahahaha

Lydia said...
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siapa suruh tengok lama? klu u pening kan susah nanti, masak sotong jadi donut pula.

Anonymous said...
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hye k.lydia..
i also from sydney..
nak tanye nie kat mane nak beli shortening?
tq.

Lydia said...
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hi... shortening boleh dpt kat supermarket eg: woolworth, franklins, coles etc. Cari kat tempat letak butter. Klu nak brand crisco memang takde kat supermarket, sy guna brand lain.

DayBab said...
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superb recipe... memanag gebu. sedap sekali. thanks coz share recipe...

Lydia said...
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hi daybab,
thanks for dropped by, glad that you like this recipe.

Anonymous said...
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Hi Lydia,
I nak cuba buat yr doughnuts..tp tak paham pasal sukatan yeast...kalau dlm gram atau tsp metric brapa banyak ya? TQVM

siti

Lydia said...
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Hi siti,
The yeast is 14gm, happy trying!

mommy of 3 said...
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Lydia said...
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mommy of 3, it's 5 cups of flour. 2 cups first then add in remaining flour in batches, 1/2 cup at a time until dough is formed.

Anonymous said...
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Hi Lydia,
I tried your recipe today,with all the exact measurement, but how come the dough turns out to be very sticky...:(

Lydia said...
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Sorry to hear that, but I am not sure what was the cause. So far I got no problem at all with this recipe.

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