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    Yeast Doughnuts

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    3 hrs

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

    Yield:

    Dozen

    Units: US | Metric

    Doughnuts

    Creamy Glaze

    Chocolate frosting

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-quart bowl.
    2. 2
      Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour.
    3. 3
      Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
    4. 4
      Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
    5. 5
      Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
    6. 6
      Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 minutes.
    7. 7
      Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched. Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.
    8. 8
      Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.
    9. 9
      Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
    10. 10
      Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
    11. 11
      Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350°.
    12. 12
      Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula.
    13. 13
      Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.
    14. 14
      Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
    15. 15
      Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain.
    16. 16
      Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack then when slightly cooled spread chocolate frosting on top.
    17. 17
      Dip in sprinkles or other toppings after chocolate if desired.
    18. 18
      Creamy Glaze: Heat butter until melted.
    19. 19
      Remove from heat.
    20. 20
      Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
    21. 21
      Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
    22. 22
      Chocolate Frosting: Heat butter and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
    23. 23
      Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
    24. 24
      Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 12, 2010

      55

      OMG! Best doughnuts in the whole wide world! Yummmmmm! I made this for tomorrow but I don't think they're gonna last!

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    • on December 14, 2009

      55

      Absouletly wonderful!!!! I made these today, and they were so light and fluffy. Not hard at all to make. Thanks for sharing! I will make sure to keep this recipe to make over and over again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Yeast Doughnuts

    Serving Size: 1 (184 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 606.9
     
    Calories from Fat 190
    31%
    Total Fat 21.2 g
    32%
    Saturated Fat 10.6 g
    53%
    Cholesterol 64.5 mg
    21%
    Sodium 321.0 mg
    13%
    Total Carbohydrate 95.7 g
    31%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 52.6 g
    210%
    Protein 8.7 g
    17%

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