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Wow, these made my kids so happy. I mixed the dough in my bread machine, cut them out, and put them in the fridge overnight. Then in the morning I took them out and let them rise in my warm oven for about 1 hour while I exercised. (To counter the fact that I was going to eat a bunch of doughnuts for breakfast!) Then I fried them up and dipped them in the glaze that I had added a handful of melted chocolate chips to. They were wonderful and the kids devoured them in minutes.

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Grace4Gayle June 03, 2008

Finally! I've been searching for a doughnut recipe that actually tasted like doughnuts. They came out soft and I didn't even use make the glaze. The recipe was so easy to follow. The only hard part was getting the frying part down. I found out that it's got to be the perfect light brown. My family loved them.

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JesusGurl August 28, 2007

Hi Marg, I love these donuts. They're tasty and easy to make, especially when you toss it all into the bread machine. I used 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour, 1 c whole wheat pastry flour, and 1/2 c oat flour for a little variety and extra fiber. Last night I prepared the dough, cut them out, and put them covered on a cookie sheet in the fridge overnight. I got up early to take them out and let them come to room temp and rise some more for a couple of hours. We had lovely fresh donuts this morning, a hit with all of us. Your glaze was delicious. Took a bit more milk for me and I'd add some vanilla or other extracts to it next time. After I'd used the glaze for a quarter of the donuts, I added some melted semi-sweet chocolate to the remainder to make chocolate glazed as well. Cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar also fit the bill. Next time I'll leave the "hole" in and try filling them with pudding or jelly. These are really tasty and fun to make. Thanks, Marg.

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Heather U. April 24, 2005

Marg, I used this recipe for soofganiyot! I had bought buttermilk during Channukka with some odd memory of buttermilk doughnuts floating around in my head, tried a recipe from my Settlement Cookbook that was substandard, and with a lot of buttermilk left went looking for another recipe. Decided to use this recipe and use up the dulce de leche as well for filling. Amazing combo!! This is my new soofganiyot dough!

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basya January 22, 2012

I made this recipe yesterday and these were the best homemade donuts I ever had. I have been cooking for many years but just recently got interested in making donuts . I have tried many recipes but this one is the best for sure. Simple ingredients, mixes with a spoon! What else could you want.

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Mrs. J January 02, 2012

This is the first recipe I made with my new fryer, and the first time I've made fried doughnuts. I've done very little frying in my cooking career, so would consider myself a novice. That said, these were really very easy and the kids absolutely loved them. Next time I think I'll let rise on a heavily floured tea towel and see how that goes. My one complaint was that after rising, when I picked up the dough to add to the fryer, it deflated, so some of my doughnuts weren't as light and fluffy as they should have been. That's not a fault of the recipe, just something I'll work on next time. The glaze was very good, and I love the idea of stirring in some raspberry jam or melted chocolate chips for variations. Come to think of it, this is a recipe I probably should never have found :) Thanks for sharing, Marg!

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LonghornMama July 09, 2011

Absolutly the BEST donuts I have ever had! I mean it, you wont be sorry that you made these. Everybody loved them.

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dsutf8 May 28, 2010

I've died and gone to doughnut making heaven! I'm so excited that I can make doughnuts now!!! This has to be the best recipe ever. I put maple flavoring in the icing and it was delicious! You have to make these doughnuts now!!!

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bertaquilt May 26, 2010

This is the easiest, most successful doughnut recipe I've ever used. The dough is smooth and silky and so easy to knead and cut. I opted to make doughnut twists instead of traditional doughnuts (inspired by Almanzo Wilder's mother in Farmer Boy, which I'd been reading aloud with my children). The twists fried up a beautiful golden brown, and we dipped half of them in the glaze and dredged the others in cinnamon and sugar. YUM! Definitely a keeper recipe!

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JennieC February 17, 2009

I help the chapel cook dinner for single airmen in the dorms once a week and, I prepared approximately 50 of these plus all the holes, and they were an amazing success. Some thought they were better than Krispy Kreme.

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Gracegideon January 03, 2009
Buttermilk Doughnuts Donuts