Glazed doughnuts

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Nadia Tosa

Community Member


Medium 👍


3 tbsp water (warm, divided)
15 g dry yeast
55 g sugar (divided)
1 tsp salt
180 ml milk (lukewarm)
80 g shortening
500 g flour
½ tsp vanilla extract
125 g powdered sugar
flour for dusting
shortening for greasing
oil for frying


  • small bowl
  • large bowl
  • hand mixer with dough hook
  • plastic wrap
  • large cookie cutter (round)
  • small cookie cutter (round)
  • rolling pin
  • food thermometer
  • pot
  • paper towels
  • pasty brush

Nutrition per serving

6 g
9 g
46 g
  • Step 1/6

    • 2 tbsp water (lukewarm)
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 15 g dry yeast
    • small bowl

    In a small bowl, combine lukewarm water, yeast, and part of the sugar. Set aside to rest for approx. 5 – 10 min.

  • Step 2/6

    • 50 g sugar
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 180 ml milk
    • 80 g shortening
    • eggs
    • 500 g flour
    • large bowl
    • hand mixer with dough hook

    In a large bowl, combine the remaining sugar and salt. Add lukewarm milk, shortening, eggs, and yeast mixture, and mix well using a wooden spoon or a hand mixer. Add a quarter of the flour and mix until dough is homogenous. Gradually add the remaining flour, then knead on a floured surface for approx. 2 – 3 min. until dough is smooth.

  • Step 3/6

    • shortening for greasing
    • plastic wrap

    Shape dough into a ball, then place in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel, then set aside to proof for approx. 1 hr. until dough has risen and doubled in volume.

  • Step 4/6

    • flour for dusting
    • large cookie cutter (round)
    • small cookie cutter (round)
    • rolling pin

    Roll out dough on a floured surface to approx. 1-cm/0.5-in. thick. Cut out the doughnuts with circular cookie cutters, and cut out a small circle in the center of each doughnut. Cover doughnuts and proof once again for approx. 1 hr.

  • Step 5/6

    • oil for frying
    • food thermometer
    • pot
    • paper towels

    Heat oil for frying in a pot to approx. 180°C/350°F and fry each doughnut for 1 min. on each side. Cool down on paper towels.

  • Step 6/6

    • 1 tbsp water (warm)
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • 125 g powdered sugar
    • pasty brush

    Combine warm water, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar until they form a thick glaze. Coat the warm doughnuts with the glaze, or dunk them in. If desired, decorate doughnuts with sprinkles, nuts, chocolate, or fill with jam or custard.

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