Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins
Tender doughnuts with a honey glaze.
- 1 (1/4 ounce) packagegranular yeast (1 Tablespoon)
- 1⁄2 cup lukewarm water
- 1 teaspoon sugar (first amount)
- 1⁄2 cup scalded milk
- 1⁄4 cup sugar (second amount)
- 1⁄4 cup shortening or 1⁄4 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 egg
- 2 1⁄2-2 3⁄4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour (divided)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 7 tablespoons boiling water
- In your 2-cup measure dissolve the 1 teaspoons sugar in the 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Sprinkle over yeast, give it one stir and let soak 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile pour scalded milk into large beater bowl. Add the 1/4 cup sugar, shortening or oil, salt, cinnamon and raisins and stir to combine and cool to lukewarm. Beat in egg. Stir in risen yeast liquid, along with 2 1/4 cups of the flour and beat for 5 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl, cover and let rise 2 hours in a warm place. Punch down dough and turn out on board floured with remaining flour and knead 100 times about 10 minutes.
- Roll dough out to 1/3 inch thickness and cut into 3 inch squares. Gather up scraps, roll and cut them too. Let rise, uncovered, at least 2 inches apart on board until risen to almost double thickness, about 1 ½ hours.
- Lift carefully one at a time and slide into hot fat or oil 3 inches deep in pot, at 375°F Do 2 or 3 at a time depending on size of pot. As they show a golden color on bottom, turn them over, frying about 3 minutes to brown both sides.
- Lift out and place on absorbent paper towels to drain. Let partially cool on cake racks but while still warm dip all sides into the Honey Glaze.
- Honey Glaze: Combine and stirring until smooth 2 tablespoons honey, 1/8 teaspoons salt, 2 cups icing sugar and 7 tablespoons boiling water. Dip warm doughnuts into this warm glaze and let cool and dry on cake rack.
- The Mary Moore Cookbook.
Made these for my father in law, he is a big fan of Dutchie doughnuts, Loved them!! the only problem I had was that they browned to quickly in the oil and the centres were still doughy, I am not expereinced at frying donoughts yet, this was my first try so it may have been me!