One of our family traditions is doughnuts for breakfast on Saturday morning. It is SO expensive to buy them at the store, that I decided to try and make my own. My kids GOBBLED these up faster than I could fry them. I didn't even get a chance to get icing on them. The only issue, they didn't care for them the next day though. So for us, I will make the dough and either leave in the fridge over night; or will form the doughnuts and freeze them, take them out to rise Saturday morning and then fry them.1 tablespoon + 3/4 teaspoon yeast
1/4 cup water
1 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
3 3/4 cups flour
- Proof yeast by adding it to the warm water.
- Heat the milk in your microwave and let cool.
- Combine yeast, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter and 1 1/2 cups flour. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
- Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
- Carefully, stir in remaining flour until smooth.
- Cover and let rise until double, 30-60 minutes.
- After the dough has risen, turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.
- Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.
- Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Separate donuts and holes, as they take different frying times
- Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
Heat oil to 350 and fry a few doughnuts at a time. When they turn light brown flip carefully.