Raised Glazed Doughnuts

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 24-48
YIELD: 4 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • FOR BREAD MACHINE:.
  • Place all ingredients into bread machine and press "dough".
  • Dough will rise very high and push up top of the machine. Do not be alarmed.
  • BY HAND:.
  • Mix 2 cups flour,1/2 cup sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl.
  • Add milk, shortening, and eggs.
  • Beat on low for one minute, scraping bowl frequently.
  • Beat on medium for one minute, scraping bowl frequently.
  • Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place for 50-60 minutes or until double.
  • (Dough is ready if indentations remain when touched.).
  • Turn dough onto generously floured surface.
  • Roll around lightly to coat with flour.
  • Flatten dough with hands or rolling pin to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
  • Push scraps together and gently knead 2 or 3 times.
  • Flatten dough to 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
  • Cover doughnutes and let rise 30-40 minutes or until double.
  • Heat oil 1 1/2-2 inches deep in Dutch oven to 350°F.
  • Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula.
  • Fry about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
  • Remove carefully from oil. (Do not prick surface.).
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Roll or shake in sugar, or dip the tops of doughnuts in glaze.
  • TO MAKE GLAZE:.
  • Combine all glaze ingredients in a bowl with a fork.
  • If the glaze is too thin, add more confectioners' sugar.
  • If it is too thick, add more milk.
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