"I used to make these with Mom as a little girl. She would make dozens a week and give to neighborhood kids. I would coat them with that ooey good frosting. I recently won a blue ribbon with this recipe. It was also featured and put in newspapers all over the U.S. Then it was voted as 1 of 100 top recipes to be put in the 2011 Members Choice cookbook. They are like eating a flavored cloud. So light and fluffy. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do." — PEGGIANNE
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warm water (100 to 110 degrees F/40 to 45 degrees C)
2 (.25 ounce) packages
active dry yeast
sifted all-purpose flour
vegetable oil for frying
confectioners' sugar, sifted
Very tasty! My kids told me, "Mom, these are better than Dunkin'. Your the best cook in the whole wide world!" After a comment like that I will make again and again. Thanks!
Good Recipe. I'm not sure if it was operator error, but my dough did not double in size in the bowl or when left cut on the counter to rise.
If these don't rise for you like they should, either your yeast is bad or something else you are doing wrong. Please don't blame the recipe & rate it down because of your errors!
This recipe is absolutely amazing! They do take time, but they are SO worth it! They are light and airy, with just a touch of crisp on the outside. They are bakery quality for sure! I made maple and chocolate glazes for them, and they are to die for! We will probably not get store donuts again! I fried them in mostly veggie oil with about a cup of shortening added in (something I saw on here somewhere). I don't know if it made a difference, but that's what I'll do from now on!
Delicious. Who needs Krispy Kreme with this recipe?
To the poster who wrote that her's didn't rise properly. Depends on the yeast being fresh. All packets of yeast have expiration dates. Plus the temperature of the water. Temperature is not to be guessed at, but, instead the use of an instant read thermometer is crucial. Too hot and it kills the yeast. Not warm enough will never activate yeast.
Love these! For my first attempt I think I over-mixed the dough and ended up with donuts that were more cake-like (as stated in other reviews). I'm not a fan of the cake texture and really wanted a Dunkin-raised donut so when I was finished around 10 pm, I started again...this time mixing everything by hand (really don't need the mixer) and trying to mix as little as possible. For my do-over batch, I also used rapid rise yeast and did not sift the flour to speed things up. Also increased sugar to 1/3 to sweeten the dough. I let the dough rise in a slightly warm oven for about 50 min. (I tested a tip to pour 3-4 C of boiling water into a pan and leave it on the bottom of the oven to warm it perfectly...worked great!) I cut the dough into strips instead of donut rings to save time and eliminate scraps. (Re-rolling the scraps made tough donuts.) Then I left the dough on the counter under loosely draped plastic wrap for 45 min. Everything turned out perfect. Kids all said this morning that they taste like Dunkin! I second another reviewer's suggestion to use the Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake Glaze found on this site. It's delicious...tastes like Dunkin!
Perfecto! This is my third time trying recipes for doughnut - 1st epic fail, 2nd-average to almost fail, this time is so perfect..
I left the dough to raise in the fridge overnight and did the second proof as directed. I also used butter not shortening as I did not have one. It turned out very good.
This is definitely a must try recipe..
This is a very good donut recipe!
I made just as directed with no changes.
Instead of 24, this recipe yielded 14 donuts with holes for me - I used a 4 inch donut cutter (instead of 3 1/2 inch) and didn't re-roll any of the holes. The yield was fine since I made these "just because" I felt like donuts!
The glaze recipe is perfect also and makes just the right amount so you don't have waste left over. Per my daughter's request we rolled the holes in cinnamon-sugar. I would not have had enough glaze to do them as well, so if you're making the holes glazed then perhaps double the amount called for.
I've been making donuts for years and this will become one of my regular recipes. Thanks, Peggi!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
My Mom's Raised Doughnuts
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 99
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