Donut Eat These Before Dinner

August 15, 2019
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Classic Glazed Donut

A combination of sweet, soft, and dreamy.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword donuts
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12
Author David Lee



  • 1 1/2 cups milk warm to the touch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 oz yeast
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups flour sifted
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • shortening for frying


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup dry milk powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water hot


  1. In a medium bowl, add the milk, sugar, and yeast, stirring to combine.

  2. In a separate medium bowl, add the butter, eggs, and vanilla extract, stirring to combine.

  3. Add the milk mixture to the egg mixture and whisk to combine. Transfer to a large bowl and add the flour in thirds, stirring between each addition.

  4. Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, until smooth. Gently poke the dough with a finger--the dough should bounce back up from the indentation.

  5. Place the dough in a large bowl, and lightly coat the dough with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

  6. Let the dough rise in a warm place for an hour, or until doubled in size.

  7. Take the dough out and knead on a floured surface for 5 minutes until smooth. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and repeat with rise overnight in refrigerator.

  8. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until ¼ inch (6 mm) thick.

  9. Cut out the doughnuts and donut holes with a cookie cutter and piping tip.

  10. Melt enough shortening over medium heat to come up just 2 inches (5 cm) up on the side of a heavy frying pan. Heat the shortening to 375°F (190°C)

  11. Fry the donuts and donut holes for 45 seconds on each side, or until golden brown.

  12. In a bowl, combine the powdered sugar, dry milk powder, vanilla extract and hot water until smooth.

  13. Strain the glaze through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any lumps.

  14. Dunk the donuts in the glaze or drizzle the glaze on top.


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