Sunday, May 3, 2009

Doughnuts!!!! AKA Wanna Be Krispy Kremes


Cutting out the doughnuts

Letting them rise

Cookin' em' up in the oil

Yum Yum give me some!

2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
1/4 cup water (105-115)
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup shortening
5 cups all-purpose flour
canola oil

Creamy Glaze
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4-6 tablespoons hot water

Chocolate frosting
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4-6 tablespoons hot water
4 ounces milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips

1-Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-quart bowl.
2-Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour.
3-Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
4-Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
5-Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
6-Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 minutes.
7-(Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.) Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.
8-Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.
9-Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
10-Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
11-Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350°.
12-Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula.
13-Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.
14-Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
15-Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain.
16-Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack then when slightly cooled spread chocolate frosting on top.
17-Dip in sprinkles or other toppings after chocolate if desired.
18-Creamy Glaze: Heat butter until melted.
19-Remove from heat.
20-Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
21-Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
22-Chocolate Frosting: Heat butter and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
23-Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
24-Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

Ha, funny story!!! I burned down my house (in my defense, not all the way down!!!) making doughnuts when I was about 12 or so. So I was a little nervous trying this out again. But this was actually my therapy. These were awesome!! Not as good as Krispy Kreme, but still the best darn home made doughnuts I've ever had.
Lately, I've enjoyed making my breads in the dough cycle in my bread machine, and then shape them in a pan and cook as normal. When I made the doughnuts, that's exactly what I did! I just put it on the dough cycle.
First I scalded the milk and let it cool a little. Then I added the ingredients in this order:
Scalded & cooled milk
lastly, add the yeast on top
Turn your bread dough on the "dough cycle".
Once the dough cycle is finished, follow the rest of the directions as normal.


Food addict said...

Those look so yummy!! I love doughnuts and my husband goes crazy for them!! Thanks for sharing!!

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