Homemade donuts are a delicious treat that can be made easily from scratch with just a few simple ingredients. There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly made donuts in your kitchen, and the taste of a warm, fluffy donut straight out of the fryer is unbeatable. Making homemade donuts allows you to customize the flavor and toppings to your liking, whether you prefer classic glazed donuts or more creative options like maple bacon or chocolate frosted. While it may take a bit of time and effort to make homemade donuts, the end result is definitely worth it. Plus, it’s a fun and rewarding baking project that can be enjoyed by the whole family. So why not try making your own batch of homemade donuts and indulge in a sweet, satisfying treat that is sure to impress?
What You Need
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups vegetable oil, for frying
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
What To Do
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, salt, and nutmeg. Mix well. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-6 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour. Once the dough has risen, roll it out to 1/2 inch thickness and use a donut cutter to cut out the shapes.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 375°F. Carefully place the donuts in the hot oil, cooking each side for 1-2 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Remove the donuts from the oil and place them on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract to make the glaze. Dip the cooled donuts in the glaze, making sure to cover each one completely. Allow the glaze to set for a few minutes before serving.
Enjoy your homemade donuts with a cup of coffee or tea for a delicious and indulgent treat!