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Cindy, you are a genious! I've just finished these and they are perfection! They sure do make A LOT of donuts. It took about 5 hours including waiting for the dough to rise 2 times. I refreshed the oil about every 10 donuts and I fried 3 at a time. I don't have a deep fryer so I just used a lot of oil in my deep frying pan. I made plain glaze, chocolate glaze and a cinnamon sugar coating. I hated trying to take the munchkins out of the oil. I should have used a big slotted spoon. This was a lot of fun to make on a Sunday. I'm amazed I actually did this. Thank you so much! I've been talking about this all day on the message boards. One thing, you should specify putting the yeast into the water. I just assumed that's what you do with it.
These were great! made them for breakfast and they were so yummy and just sweet enough. We just dipped ours in a sugar/cinnamon mixture. I froze some and have been having them at work and they thaw nicely. Thanks for another keeper recipe.
Just wanted to update my previous review " These were the best doughnuts I have ever made - I have tried a lot of recipes and will be keeping this one. I made them with the exact ingredients but altered the mixing method a little. I creamed the shortening and sugar in my KitchenAid with the wire whisk, then added eggs and mixed well. Then added warm milk, salt and 2 c. flour, mixed till well blended. Then dumped in remaining flour and the yeast/water mix. Put on dough hook and kneaded. For a glaze I melted 1/2 cup butter, mixed in 3 cups icing sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and enough hot water to make a runny but not watery glaze. Probably about 1/2 cup water but I didn't really measure." I've since made these several times and they are excellent!! Thanks so much for a great keeper.
Thank you very much! These are delicious! And I love that it didn't go stale the next day. I just kept it in an airtight container and they still were soft and chewy! =)
These were sooooo good!!!! I just couldn't stop eating them!!!But then I had to get my share in before the kids got home from school and devoured the whole plateful!! I halved the recipe,added a little bit of nutmeg for flavour and made it in my bread machine. I coated them with sugar while still warm. I think next time though I will make them larger by rolling them out thicker and using a larger cutter. A maple flavoured glaze would be nice. Ooooohhh, the possibilities are endless!!! Great recipe Cindy Lynn!!!
I love this recipe! Have been using it for a few years and just reprinted it for my daughter. Keeps the best and no one turns them down! Tried lots of others, nothing compares.
itried this recipe today with my grandson, he thinks doughnuts are a food group. He liked them as did his mother. They kind of reminded me of fried bread dough. I am not sure if I will make these again or not.
Great recipe. We really enjoyed them. Thanks for posting!
Ok so when I am depressed I bake, in this case I fried and man was it worth it!! These were delish! Thanks for the recipe it is 4:13 am just finished making these started arourd midnight (used quick rise yeast). Made 16 doughnuts and 16 doughnut holes. I glazed doughnuts with a maple glaze made from real maple syrup, dark corn syrup, powdered sugar, and a pinch of water......the holes I rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
They taste GREAT fresh from the fryer. The day after they didn't taste as good. I put them in a container before they were cooled all the way so that might have been the problem. Other than that they are wonderful!