Super Easy Donuts - Basic Recipe

Recipe by Mommy Diva
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READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 12 donuts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb frozen white bread dough, thawed (1loaf)
  • STRAWBERRY-FROSTED DONUTS
  • 1
    (16 ounce) can strawberry frosting
  • colored sprinkles
  • SIMPLE JELLY DONUTS
  • 1
    cup seedless raspberry preserves (lemon curd, or other favorite preserves)
  • 14
    cup superfine sugar
  • 2
  • BOSTON CREAM DONUTS
  • 3
    (4 ounce) prepared vanilla pudding (snack-size like Jell-O and Swiss Miss Brand)
  • 1
    (16 ounce) can chocolate frosting (your favorite type)
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DIRECTIONS

  • BASIC DONUTS:.
  • Line jellyroll pan with foil; coat with cooking spray.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 14" x 6" rectangle.
  • Using 2 3/4" round biscuit cutter, cut out 12 donuts.
  • Arrange on foil, 2" apart; cover lightly with damp paper towels.
  • Let rise in warmplace untildoubled in size, about 2 hours.
  • In a large pot, heat 2" of oil over medium heat until 300*F on deep-frying thermometer.
  • Add donuts in batches and cook, turning once, until golden and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Drain on rack.(Cool before filling).
  • *STRAWBERRY-FROSTED DONUTS:.
  • Prepare Basic Donuts recipe,using 3"round donut cutter in place of biscuit cutter; cook as directed.
  • If desired, for donut holes, cook center cut outs for 5 minutes.
  • Place strawberry frosting in microwave safe bowl and cook on HIGH for about 30 seconds to soften.
  • Spoon some frosting over each donut; decorate with sprinkles and let stand for 15 minutes to set.
  • *SIMPLE JELLY DONUTS:.
  • Prepare and cook Basic Donuts as directed.
  • Once cool, make a 1.5" deep cut into the side of each donut with a paring knife.
  • Place 1 cup of preserves into a plastic food storage bag; cut 1/4" off 1 corner.
  • Insert corner of bag into cut in each donut; squeeze 11/2 tbsp preserves into each.
  • In a bowl, mix superfine sugar and confectioners' sugar.
  • Adding 2 donuts at a time, toss to coat.
  • *BOSTON CREAM DONUTS:.
  • Prepare and cook Basic Donuts as directed.
  • With a paring knife, make a 1.5" deep cut into the side of each donut.
  • Place 3packages (4oz each snack-size) vanilla pudding into alarge plastic food storage bag; cut 1/4" off one corner.
  • Insert the corner of the bag in each donut; squeeze about 2 tbsp pudding into each.
  • Place chocolate frosting in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH to soften, about 30 seconds.
  • Spoon some frosting over each donut; let stand about 15 minutes to set.
  • ENJOY! :).
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