Glazed Yeast Doughnuts


These yeast doughnuts covered with glazed icing are even better than the store-bought ones! This yeast donut recipe is easy and fun to make.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
24 doughnuts


  • ¾ cup scalded milk

  • cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast

  • ¼ cup warm water

  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (Optional)

  • cup butter or margarine

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • oil for deep frying

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 6 tablespoons milk


  1. Stir together scalded milk, sugar, and salt in a large bowl; set aside to cool until tepid. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl; let stand until creamy, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir together flour and nutmeg in a bowl. Add 2 cups flour mixture to milk mixture; beat until well-blended.

  3. Stir yeast mixture into milk and flour mixture, then mix in butter and eggs. Mix in remaining flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time. When dough is firm enough, turn it onto a floured surface and knead for 3 to 4 minutes. Place into an oiled bowl, cover, and allow dough to rise until doubled, 30 to 35 minutes.

  4. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into circles using a donut or round cutter. Set aside to rise until light, 30 to 40 minutes.

  5. Heat 1-inch-deep oil in a deep, heavy frying pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  6. Fry donuts in hot oil a few at a time. Cook each side until golden brown, then remove to drain on paper towels. Glaze while warm, or sprinkle with sugar.

  7. Stir together confectioners' sugar and 6 tablespoons milk in a bowl until smooth. Dip warm donuts into glaze; 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 (per serving)

194 Calories
7g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 52mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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