My first attempt at doughnuts - baked or fried - and my second time to use our deep fryer in about a decade. That being said, I thought the finished product was a little heavy, but this could have been part of me trying to rise the doughnuts in a slightly warm oven with a cup of water inside. However, once the glaze was on, my crew took the doughnuts down quickly. I did double the recipe since I did not see how many the recipe made (16) until a little late. To cut my holes, I used a tea kettle whistle. In my Presto Fry Daddy, three minutes would have burnt the doughnuts as another reviewer stated. I found 30 seconds on each side was about right. I also fried the remaining holes, using my metal slotted spoons to keep the bundle under the oil most of the time for a more even finish. I made a chocolate glaze using the chocolate frosting recipe on the side of the Hershey's Cocoa box, adding more milk for a glaze consistency. I halved the recipe, but it could easily be quartered if you are making a single recipe. Even with a double recipe of doughnuts, I still have glaze left over. For the "plain" doughnuts and holes, I made a basic glaze of 4 tbsps butter, ~3/4 cup powdered sugar, and ~2tbsps fat free milk. My kids and husband enjoyed these, and the oldest child (5) thinks we should open a doughnut shop. We made this as part of our homeschool curriculum after reading the doughnut story in Robert McCloskey's "Homer Price."
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My first attempt at doughnuts - baked or fried - and my second time to use our deep fryer in...