Donuts have become one of our all-time favorite desserts! There’s just something about the fluffy and light, yet sweet richness to them that is completely addicting. Ali decided to make these yeast donuts as a birthday surprise. Watch our fun tutorial of Ali (The Filipina Kitchen) and her dad make these delightful treats.
HOMEMADE GLAZED DONUTS
For the donuts
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp organic shortening
1 1/2 c warm whole milk
1/3 c warm water
3 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 1/4 c white flour
For the Frosting
2 c confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 c heavy cream or whole milk
1/8 tsp salt
Dissolve yeast in luke-warm water. Set aside so the yeast can bloom.
Heat the milk in microwave for 2-3 minutes.
While milk is heating add butter and shortening to a large bowl. Slowly pour the warm milk over it and whisk until mixed and butter and shortening are melted.
In an electric mixer, add the yeast mixture and the butter-milk mixture. Mix at medium speed.
Add salt, sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla. Add the eggs and mix well.
Add flour to the mixture in three additions and mix until a soft dough forms. NOTE: You do not want your dough to be tough. Mix until your dough is smooth.
Sprinkle flour onto a clean surface and pour batter onto it. Gently knead dough batter until the surface is not sticky to the touch. NOTE: The dough should be very soft but not sticky that you can't handle it fairly easily. Place the soft dough into a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl and let rise for 2 hours. Dough should be about double in size when done.
Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to about a 1 inch thickness. Cut the donuts out as closely as possible. Place donuts on a lined baking sheet. Save the donut holes as well for frying. Cover and let rise for at least 2 hours.
Once the donuts and holes are done rising, heat 2-3 inches of vegetable oil to about 365 degrees F and fry the donuts until golden brown. Fry each side approximately one minute and turn over.
While donuts are frying make your frosting. To make the frosting mix 2 cups powdered sugar with the heavy cream and vanilla. Add water as needed to adjust the consistency desired.
Decorate as desired. We used crush oreos, dehydrated strawberries and sprinkles.