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Growing up, my mom used the canned biscuit dough to make "homemade" donuts. Living overseas, we can't get that sort of dough, so I've had to learn how to "really" cook. I was thrilled to find a bread machine recipe to try and they came out great! I don't have a true donut cutter, so I had to use a small plastic cup turned upside down to cut the donut and then a twist top from a bottle of soda to make the middle hole. I was able to get 32 donuts from this recipe, but will probably use a larger cup next time. I baked 1/2 the recipe and fried the rest. If watching calories, the baked were good, but the fried were definitely tasier (surprised?). I used Kittencal's Easy Bakery-Style Donut Glaze (#179685) for a quick glaze. This made the donuts even better, and I'll probably continue to experiment with other glazes since there seem to be so many yummy ones on the 'Zaar. Now, cooking notes: After cutting the donuts, I let them rise for 45 minutes (instead of 30). For the baked version, I baked them at 450F, but only had to leave them in for 5 minutes.

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Lovin' the 'Zaar September 12, 2006

Love 'em! Have made these doughnuts a handful of times, sometimes frosting with #923120 Grandma's (Boiled) Chocolate Fudge Frosting. Sometimes we roll them in granulated sugar and cinnamon. Always gone way too soon... We are grateful for this delicious, easy recipe! Make sure you understand the true prep time, though: 90 min. dough cycle plus 1/2 hour wait plus cutting plus frying plus frosting. More like 3 hours+. Have fun!

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lilachandler73 January 05, 2015

Great recipe!!!! I shared some with my neighbors and she told me that she could eat 5. I plan to make another batch to share with them tomorrow.

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mysticdaisy80 August 10, 2011

This is a great recipe. The finished product was light and delicious. More than one member of the family came in and wondered who had made a run to town for doughnuts. I was able to get the full 2 dozen (plus 'holes') from the dough, but I did have to let them rise for a longer time period than given: I started deep-frying after 50 minutes. They turned out the same size as purchased chain-store doughnuts. I glazed them and dipped them in sprinkles.

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4sweeper March 15, 2010

This was my first time making doughnuts and I was kinda scared. But wow...they turned out great. I used a 3 inch ring to cut the doughnuts so I only got 14 doughnuts. I then placed them in my oven that I had warmed to 200 degrees and then turned oven off and let them rise in oven for 30 minutes. I used a maple glaze on half of the donuts using 1 cup powdered sugar, 5 T. pure maple syrup and 1/2 tsp of vanilla. The other half of the doughnuts I used a regular powdered sugar glaze. Thanks for a great recipe.

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Red in US April 10, 2009

Hi there :) I tried this recipe and was very good, but time consuming. Can I post my 2 min donuts!! You buy the pillsbury biscuit pkg ( not the flaky ones) separate and cut your holes place in your pre heated oil ( med high) will take about 10 sec till flip and remove and dip in butter and cinnamon and presto!!!! Unbelievably good! I can't keep up with them, gone in minutes.

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tammy1969holcomb April 15, 2016

We've made this recipe twice now. I think our bread machine dough setting is too long for the light fluffy texture this needs. Next time we will make them by hand.

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Lern2Laff June 01, 2015

Perfect! Only changes I made were using soy milk and adding a couple teaspoons of cinnamon into the dough. I've been looking for an easy doughnut recipe that tastes good, this one is it.

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notmstewart November 17, 2011

This was my first from scratch doughnut attempt. The texture was very good. The flavor of the dough was a bit bland, and I did not have powder sugar on hand so I used nutatella hazelnut spread to frost. Overall they were very good! Thank you!

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Hammgirl June 14, 2011

My family loved these. Glazed the doughnuts and rolled the doughnut holes in powdered sugar. Will definitely become one of our favorite treats!

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mtysinger October 13, 2010
Bread Machine Doughnuts