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How to Make Donuts

How to Make Donuts Everyone Will Want to Sink In

Why spend money on store-bought donuts when you can learn to make them at home? Read the following article to find amazing recipes that easy to follow.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
Making Donuts ...

... from Scratch

Ingredients
  • Plain Flour, 1¼ lb
  • Salt, 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon, ½ teaspoon
  • Margarine, 3 tablespoons
  • Confectioners' Sugar
  • Vegetable Oil, for frying
  • Extra sugar, for coating
Method
  • In a large bowl, sieve flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and margarine, and mix well.
  • As you knead, slowly add water to combine all the ingredients together.
  • You can even choose to knead the dough on your work station. Now, roll the dough out on a flat, wooden surface to ½" thick piece. Use a donut cutter that makes a hole in the middle of each piece.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer and drop 2 to 3 donuts in to fry.
  • Make sure you don't crowd the fryer. Let the donuts fry till you see a golden brown color all around.
  • Remove donuts from the fryer and drain them on paper towels. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar on top and serve.
... using Basic Recipe

Ingredients
  • Flour, 4½ cups
  • Baking Powder, 4 teaspoons
  • Nutmeg, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Eggs, 2
  • Sugar, 1 cup
  • Unsalted Butter (melted), 2 tablespoons
  • Milk, 1 cup
  • Vanilla, 1 teaspoon
  • Confectioners' Sugar
Method
  • In a bowl, sieve flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt together.
  • In a different bowl, beat eggs and sugar till the sugar dissolves and the eggs are beaten well.
  • Add butter, milk, and vanilla with the eggs, and mix properly.
  • Add the dry and wet ingredients, and combine until a soft dough is formed. Then let the dough proof for an hour.
  • After an hour, roll the dough on a floured surface and cut donuts using a cutter.
  • Fry it in oil until golden brown, remove from the oil, and drain on paper towels. Drizzle with confectioners' sugar and serve.
... with Glaze

Ingredients
  • Lukewarm Milk, 2 cups
  • Sugar, ½ cup
  • Salt, 2 teaspoons
  • Yeast (mixed in small quantity of water), 2
  • Eggs, 2
  • Shortening, ½ cup
  • Flour, 7 cups
  • Vegetable Oil, for Frying
  • Confectioner's Sugar
  • Butter, 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla, 1 teaspoon
  • Plain Gelatin (dissolved in ½ cup boiling water), 1 teaspoon
Method
  • In a bowl, combine milk, sugar, and salt, and mix properly till the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Add shortening and eggs to it, and mix.
  • Add the dissolved yeast and stir well again.
  • Slowly add flour to make the dough, and leave aside to rise.
  • Roll out the dough and cut out donuts with a cutter.
  • Fry them in the hot oil till they are brown in color.
  • To make the glaze, mix confectioner's sugar, butter, vanilla, and dissolved gelatin, and bring it to boil.
  • Dip the donuts in the syrup. Serve the donuts once the syrup sets.
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