Homemade Doughnuts Recipe
Nothing is quite as good on a cold winter morning than to wake up to the smell of frying homemade doughnuts. Before we moved away, I got to spend a weekend with my sister who makes the best Homemade Doughnuts recipe. I asked her to show me how to make it before we left. Even though I can’t enjoy doughnuts because of my gluten issues, I still wanted to be able to make this recipe for my hubby and family for a special treat.
Homemade Old Fashioned Doughnuts
Thanks to my sister’s mother in law for sharing this recipe.
What You Need:
- 2 tablespoon Yeast
- 1 1/2 cup lukewarm Milk (scalded then cooled, you can use powdered milk)
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 cup Shortening
- 5 cups Flour
Dissolve yeast in 1/4 c warm water in small bowl.
Add milk, 1/2 c sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 c. of the flour. Beat on low speed scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise in warm place until double, 50 – 60 minutes ( dough is ready if indentation remains when touched). (You can mix this all together in a stand mixer if you prefer)
Turn dough onto generously floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour. Gently roll dough 1/2 inch thick with flour rolling pin. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
Heat oil (2-3 inches) in deep fryer or Dutch oven to 350 degrees. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula. Turn doughnuts as they rise to surface. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surfaces) : drain. Serve sugared or spread with cream or chocolate glaze while warm.
Don’t forget to fry up any leftover pieces!
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Do you have a special Homemade Doughnuts recipe that you make? What kind of treat do you like to make for your family every so once in a while?