Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Homemade Krispy Kreme Donuts- Better than the real ones!

2 TBS. yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1- 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup shortening
5 cups flour
vegetable or canola oil for frying

Dissolve yeast in water. Add milk, sugar, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour. Beat on low, scraping the bowl for 30 seconds. Then beat on medium for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled (about 50-60 minutes, dough is ready when indent remains) Turn onto floured surface. With a floured rolling pin, gently roll dough to 1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured donut cutter (or a mason jar ring) and place on baking sheet, leaving plenty of room to rise. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30 -40 minutes. Do not let the sides touch! Using a wide spatula, slide donuts into hot oil (350 degrees), turn as they rise to the surface. Fry until golden on each side. Remove carefully and drain on a paper towel.

Dip in glaze (below) cool on cookie rack and glaze again.
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
4-6 TBS. hot water

Heat butter until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water 1 TBS. at a time, until desired consistancy. (For chocolate glaze, melt 4 oz, milk chocolate or semi sweet chips with butter and continue with glaze recipe!

1 comment:

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Ok...I can't wait to make these. However, my hips aren't so happy.

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