You guys know I’m a donut lover. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll often see me indulging in the delicious mini donuts from Art City Donut Truck but if you don’t have one near you can make yummy mini donuts at home. Today I have yummy and S’Mores Mini Donuts Recipe. If you’ve never tried making donuts at home before they are surprisingly easy and the flavor of a freshly fried warm donut cannot be beat.
Basic Donut Recipe
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast (or 1 packet)
- 2 TBS warm water
- 3/4 C lukewarm milk
- 1/4 C sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 3 tsp shortening
- 2 1/2 C AP flour
- Oil for frying
- In a large bowl proof the yeast by sprinkling over warm water and letting sit for 5 minutes or more. Yeast should be foamy. If it’s not foamy your yeast might be too old or your water might have been too hot and killed them.
- Add milk, sugar, salt, egg, shortening, and 1.5 C flour. Mix on low. Slowly add in flour 1/2 a cup at a time until your dough starts to pull away from the sides of the mixing bowl. Knead for a few more minutes.
- Turn dough out spray the bowl with spray oil and put the dough back in the bowl covered to rise. Set in a warm place until it doubles in size. You can speed up the rising process by sticking it in the oven with the light on and a bowl of warm water and the oven door closed (but not on).
- Next turn the dough out onto a floured surface. For mini donuts roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. For regular donuts use 1/2 inch thickness. Then cut with a donut cutter like this one.
- Heat oil to 300 F and fry donuts flipping to get both sides golden. Pay attention they will fry up fast!
- While they are still warm glaze and top the donuts and serve
- Marshmallow Fluff
- Chocolate Chips
- Graham Crackers
Mix the Marshmallow fluff with some water and microwave. I just did a heaping tablespoon of fluff to a couple tablespoons of water and stirred. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments until they are 80% melted and then stir to finish melting completely. Break up some graham crackers.
To glaze the donuts dunk the warm donuts in the marshmallow mixture and then top with the melted chocolate and graham cracker crumbs. Super easy and SUPER tasty.
I originally share this recipe on Mrs. Homemaker as a guest post on 9/25/2015.
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