Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bored on a Saturday night...

What do I do when i'm home alone on a Saturday?? Make doughnuts apparently!
(and blog about it)
So lets get started.

  • 2 pkg. Regular or Rapid rises yeast
  • 1/4 cup Warm water (105 to 115)
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded then cooled)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-quart bowl.
  • Add milk, salt, eggs, Shortening and 2 cups flour. Beat on low speed, scraping bowl Constantly, 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed scraping bowl Occasionally, 2 minutes. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise in warm place, until double, 50 to 60 minutes. (Dough Is ready when indentation remains when touched.) Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with Flour. Gently roll dough 1/2 inch thick with floured rolling pin. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Cover and let rise until double, 30 to 40 minutes. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the Surface. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain. Dip the Doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack then when slightly cooled spread chocolate glaze on top.

*It was a terrible fail for me since 1. I didn't really wait for it to rise; 2. I had no ICING SUGAR!!! ugh! :( Darn.

picture via wehearit


  1. Thos look freakin' amazing!
    Tamera xo

  2. Oh yum, I love donuts.

  3. I'm guessing the picture should have a tag that says "Donuts may not actually appear as is picture"? 8)

  4. They look delicious though!

  5. stunning :)))


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  6. badger king- hahaha yeah, but I did put the link of where i got the picture at least :P