Yeast doughnuts covered with glazed icing... even better than the store bought ones! Easy and fun to make.

Sanah

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 doughnuts
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the scalded milk, sugar, and salt. Set aside to cool until tepid. If using nutmeg, stir it into the flour, and add 2 cups of the mixture to the milk, and beat until well blended.

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  • In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Stir into the milk and flour mixture, then mix in the butter and eggs. Mix in the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time. When dough is firm enough, turn it out onto a floured surface, and knead for 3 to 4 minutes. Place into an oiled bowl, cover and allow dough to rise until doubled in bulk. This should take 30 to 45 minutes.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut into circles using a donut cutter, or round cutter. Set aside to rise for 30 to 40 minutes, or until light.

  • Heat one inch of oil in a deep heavy frying pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry donuts a few at a time. Cook on each side until golden brown, then remove to drain on paper towels. Glaze while warm, or just sprinkle with sugar.

  • To make the glaze, stir together the confectioners' sugar and 6 tablespoons milk until smooth. Dip warm donuts into glaze, and set aside to cool.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 29.4g 10% DV; fat 7.1g 11% DV; cholesterol 23.2mg 8% DV; sodium 53.6mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (104)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
This is the best doughnut recipe I've ever tried. They taste like the real thing! WONDERFUL!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/30/2007
These didn't rise much at all and are pretty bland. The glaze is just sugar rather than having a flavor and needs vanilla or something. They had a cakelike texture which is not what I was going for. If you like cake doughnuts and put a good frosting or glaze on these they would be fine. If you are looking for a glazed doughnut like you can get at your local doughnut shop this is definitely not the recipe for you. Read More
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118 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
This is the best doughnut recipe I've ever tried. They taste like the real thing! WONDERFUL!!! Read More
(110)
Rating: 1 stars
07/30/2007
These didn't rise much at all and are pretty bland. The glaze is just sugar rather than having a flavor and needs vanilla or something. They had a cakelike texture which is not what I was going for. If you like cake doughnuts and put a good frosting or glaze on these they would be fine. If you are looking for a glazed doughnut like you can get at your local doughnut shop this is definitely not the recipe for you. Read More
(88)
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2005
i have tried many doughnut recipes and none have ever worked but these were great light fluffy and tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2010
Good recipe. I was a Navy cook for 8 years and we had a similar recipe. This is a very easy recipe. The dough itself is not very sweet which can be nice so they are not too sweet. I also added a little bit of sugar with the yeast and water to allow the yeast to activate a little faster. My kids and I had a lot of fun rolling and cutting these out. Will make again. I covered mine with melted chocolate and powdered sugar! They were really good! Read More
(49)
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2003
My husband and I made them on a date night together and were both surprised about how easy these were to make. They took time to rise but goodness was it worth it! Thanks Sanah!:) P.S...chocolate glaze is wonderful on them! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/29/2010
I hate giving bad reviews but I did not care for this recipe. The doughnuts were light and fluffy but there wasn't a taste to the dough. It was beyond bland and had a bad aftertaste. The glaze didn't help it had a very chalky taste. I will continue to search for a better recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2004
these doughnuts were very easy to make. They were light and fluffy but they lacked taste. I would sugguest adding the nutmeg or vanilla extract to give it some flavoring. I topped them with icing glaze containing confectioner's sugar milk and vanilla extract to give the icing some vanilla flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2010
Basically a good serviceable recipe. The nutmeg however is way WAY off. Too much so that spice overpowers and dominates the flavor. About 1/4 tsp gives you that nice little hint of taste. In no case however would I ever put in more than 1/2 tsp and that's if you really like nutmeg. If allowed to rise properly then slid into the oil with the exposed side down you will have lovely puffy light treats. Just take care not to be too impatient and fry the cut donuts without waiting for them to rise sufficiently. That second rise can make the difference between light donuts and "sinkers." Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2009
Was wanting something more light and airy these are more a cake donut Read More
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