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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Be sure to eat them warm!

1 envelope active dry yeast
2 tablespoons warm water
3/4 cup lukewarm milk
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 TB and 2 tsp margarine
2 1/2 cups flour
Canola oil for frying

2 TB and 2 tsp butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2TB hot water

  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the yeast mixture, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix for a few minutes at low speed, or stirring with a wooden spoon. Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a greased bowl, and cover. Set in a warm place to rise until double. Dough is ready if you touch it, and the indention remains.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured donut cutter. Well, now here you can be creative and braid them, twist them, make all sorts of shapes. I used a knife to cute mine. Let donuts sit out to rise again until double. Cover loosely with a cloth.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in hot water one tablespoon at a time until the icing is somewhat thin, but not watery. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large heavy skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Slide donuts into the hot oil using a wide spatula. Turn donuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry donuts on each side until golden brown. Remove from hot oil, to drain on a wire rack. Dip donuts into the glaze while still hot, and set onto wire racks to drain off excess. Keep a cookie sheet or tray under racks for easier clean up. This only covered about half the donuts. I used cinnamon and sugar to cover the rest! Make sure the donuts are still warm or the toppings won't stick!!!!


givengrace said...

O MY GOSH. YUMMMM!! Was this your first time making them? Do you think they're difficult to do well your first time? I really want to try it, but I'm nervous.

Rachel and Jacob said...

well yes it was my first time. Um it would be good to have help at the end because they were cooling faster than I could dip them....they weren't that hard just a bit "tight" at the end. :) Id recommend a donut cutter, but I don't know where to get them.

Preston's Mommy & Daddy said...

I am going to try these......looks like a great weekend breakfast.