These are pretty close to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. We did have a Krispy Kreme and we called it "Slice of Heaven" But as waist sizes grew, customers dwindled so Krispy Kreme left. My kids are still on Christmas Break so instead of crafting I've been baking. Two reasons 1; I get to play with my new Kitchen Aid Mixer and learn to make bread and 2; they sound like a herd of Elephants when I'm downstairs.
I was perusing Pinterest this morning like I do every morning and came across this pin. I like this no nonsense recipe. I will post the website and link to the recipe at the bottom of the post. After letting the dough rise for an hour it doubles in size. A little four is needed as it's a bit sticky. Make sure to roll out to 1/2" thickness. I went to thin the first time and had to redo it.
I used a large round cookie cutter to cut my donuts. Then to cut the holes I used the metal lid from my Martini Shaker. It worked but I may look for a teeny round cutter. Since I have COLD Granite I like to rise my dough on a butcher block and get the dough elevated from the granite. Really helps for the 30 min rise.
While the donuts are rising make the glaze and ready the oil and pan. I really like this glaze as it's not too thick and not crazy sweet. Then set it aside. I have a gas oven so it tends to cook a little hot. I did however heat the oil to med heat and didn't need it any hotter. Once you see the sides go golden brown about 30 seconds it's time to flip and brown the other side. I have a huge pan so I kept it to 6 donuts at a time to keep it manageable.
Take them right out of the oil and let them cool on a rack. I placed cookie sheets under to catch any drippage. Once they are slightly cooled dip the tops of each donut into your glaze and place back on the rack.
I did sneak one while it was warm. However, like any good Krispy Kreme a quick 10 sec heat in the microwave with make them warm and soft. To make these amazing treats yourself check out the "99 Cent Chef" for this great recipe and more.
This is my first time making doughnuts. It's a very easy recipe and really fun to make. My recipe yielded 20 doughnuts and 8 doughnut holes (at my sons request) and I assume that has everything to do with cutter size. Although, these doughnuts are a pretty good size. The best part...I know what's in these doughnuts:o}
Kids are back to school next week so I will be back to playing with paper.