Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

"I have tried so many versions of glazed doughnuts, and this one finally came out perfect! Just like the ones at my favorite doughnut shop."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a deep-frier to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the yeast mixture, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix for a few minutes at low speed.
  4. Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl.
  5. Knead until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a greased bowl, and cover. Set in a warm place to rise until double.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.
  7. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Gentlely place the doughnuts in the hot oil. Don't crowd the doughnuts.
  8. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in hot water one tablespoon at a time until the icing is at a runny consciencey.
  9. Fry the doughnuts until golden brown on each side. Dip in the glaze while still warm.
  10. Put a cookie sheet under a wire rack. Place the glazed doughnut on the wire rack and let the excess glaze drip off.
Most Helpful

Oh my word, these were so good and not nearly as much work as I thought--this was my first time making this type of doughnut and it is basically a deep fried yeast bread. I made them exactly as the recipe said, but I could see playing with this as a basic recipe. Wonderful. I'm posting a picture, but I'm not a food photographer, so I have no idea how it will look :)

megarachnid July 15, 2013

Wow! These were delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Tastes just like Krispy Cream.

shariwillis May 26, 2010

Ok so I made these and they came out BEAUTIFUL! I even love the taste with 1 exception...they tasted a little dry...So...with that being said...did I do something wrong? Oh and the glaze was phinominal!

Tiffiany E. March 09, 2015