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Basic Donut Recipe

Get in on the mini donut craze with this super easy S'mores mini donut recipe.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: Breakfast, Dessert, Food, Recipe, Snack

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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
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