How to Spoil Dinner

Yeast Raised Donuts

It’s easy. Just eat a couple of warm glazed donuts an hour before dinner.

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault’s Table

Yeast-Raised Glazed Doughnuts

Yeast-Raised Glazed Doughnuts From the King Arthur Flour All-Purpose Baking

1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
3 cups (12 3/4 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1 cup (8 ounces) milk
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups (2 pounds) vegetable oil or shortening (2 1/2 pounds), for frying


1/4 cup (2 ounces) milk
2 cups (8 ounces confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, milk, butter, and vanilla and stir into the flour mixture, mixing until well combined. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes, then knead for 6 to 8 minutes by hand or mixer until you have a smooth, soft dough. Place the dough in a buttered bowl, turn it over to grease the top, and let it rise, covered, in a warm place for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until doubled in bulk.

Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut with a round cutter (or, using a pizza wheel, cut into strips to make crullers, see pg 40 of KAFAPBC). Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and let rise again for about 1 hour, until doubled again.

Place oil or shortening in a heavy pan or deep skillet and heat to 350F. Place the doughnuts in the oil, two or three at a time, and fry until golden brown. Turn over and cook the second side. This should take no more than a minute for each side. Overcooking will make the doughnuts tough. Drain on paper towels.

To make glaze, stir the milk into the confectioners’ sugar until it is smooth, then add the vanilla.

When the doughnuts are cool enough to handle (but still warm), dip the tops of the doughnuts in the glaze, then place on a rack or plate to let the glaze drip down.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. a quiet life says:

    beauties! hand me the platter and no one will get hurt…

  2. Foley says:

    You should be ashamed of Those look so delicious, definitely a crime!!

  3. Ann, I have had these on my to do list for much too long! I\’m afraid that if I make them that Joe will keep requesting them over and over.

  4. I\’ve made Ann\’s donuts..bought the little gadget to do them..They were yummy!Great pic Ann!

  5. Linda says:

    Ann…you are killing me….if my kids see these my life will not be my own until I make them…Just beautiful!L

  6. Kathleen says:

    They look scrumptious! The gkids, and adults, 🙂 would love them!

  7. I\’m not going to try these until there\’s a gang at my house to fiish them all off!! 🙂 I can taste them through the screen (and will now have to go find a towel to dry the screen off…)L 😉

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