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Excellent recipe. Some modifications - I used a sugar thermometer and kept the oil at 190C so that the doughnuts browned beautifully and cooked inside just right. Also, I simplified the dough recipe by mixing all the dry ingredients together in a bowl (flour, dry yeast, sugar) and mixing all the wet ingredients together in a different bowl (warm milk & water, melted butter, eggs, lemon zest and some vanilla bean paste), then mixing the wet into the dry and kneading into a soft dough adding more flour if necessary to bring it together. Best doughnut recipe ever and I've never had anything other than glowing reviews. Only warning, you MUST eat them all the same day! That's either a good or bad thing... :)
Yum. yum. yum!!!!!! These little beauties are better than the ones we used to buy at the markets! I doubled the recipe and made 14 jam doughnuts, 16 doughnut "holes" and have put the remaining dough in the fridge to make glazed doughnuts tomorrow. Don't have your oil too hot or the doughnuts will brown before the inside is cooked. Thanks Pixie...I'll be making this recipe often!!!