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    Homemade Doughnuts

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    CHEF GRPA's Note:

    Homemade doughnuts are amazingly tender and delicious. The dough itself isn't terribly sweet, so the coating of sugar doesn't make them cloying at all. A mix of cinnamon and sugar or your favorite frosting would be just as delicious.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 tablespoon dry active yeast
    • 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for coating doughnuts
    • 3 1/4 cups flour, plus more for rolling and shaping
    • 1 egg
    • 4 tablespoons softened butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • vegetable oil, canola oil or lard (for frying)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Dissolve yeast in 1 cup of warm water. Let sit about 5 minutes until the yeast foams a bit (so you know it's active).
    2. 2
      Beat in 2 cups of the flour, sugar, egg, butter, and salt. Add the remaining 1 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup at a time until the dough starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let sit in a warm place until the dough doubles in bulk, about 2 hours. Alternatively, you can chill the dough overnight.
    3. 3
      Punch down the dough and turn it onto a floured surface. Roll dough to about 1/2-inch thick and use a large round biscuit cutter (a drinking glass works too) to cut circles and a smaller round cutter to cut out the holes. Obviously, if you are lucky enough to be in possession of a doughnut cutter, go ahead and use that!
    4. 4
      Cover doughnuts (and holes) and let rise until puffy looking, about 2 hours. Alternatively, you can put the cut doughnuts on floured baking sheets, cover, and chill the cut dough overnight.
    5. 5
      Heat an inch or two of oil or lard in a large heavy pot to 350 - 375*F. Set a cooling rack over a baking sheet and put them near the pot. Put about a cup of sugar in a medium bowl and have that handy as well.
    6. 6
      Add 3 or 4 doughnuts (or 8 to 10 doughnut holes) to the oil. They should sizzle immediately as you add them to the fat. Cook doughnuts until light brown on one side. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to flip the doughnuts, cook until the second side is light brown. Transfer cooked doughnuts to cooling rack and let cool/drain for a few minutes. Dip doughnuts into sugar to coat. Repeat with remaining doughnuts. Serve warm if at all possible.
    7. 7
      Makes about 18 homemade doughnuts and doughnut holes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade Doughnuts

    Serving Size: 1 (33 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 125.2
     
    Calories from Fat 27
    22%
    Total Fat 3.1 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 17.1 mg
    5%
    Sodium 91.9 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.2 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    3%
    Sugars 3.7 g
    15%
    Protein 2.9 g
    5%

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