Sunday, February 25, 2007

Donuts


1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon whole milk
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup water, warmed to 110°F
4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (2 packets)
3/4 cup plus 1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4-5 cups vegetable oil for frying
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

1. Make the dough: Coat a large bowl with vegetable oil and set aside. Gently warm 1/2 cup milk and oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Combine the water and yeast in a large bowl, stir to dissolve, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add the warm milk and oil to the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Add the remaining sugar, sour cream, eggs, yolks, salt, and vanilla and stir to combine. Add the flour gradually. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Place it in the prepared bowl and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in volume — about 2 hours. Punch dough down, re-cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 or up to 12 hours.

2. Make the doughnuts: Turn the dough out onto a generously floured work surface. Lightly flour the dough and roll it out to about 3/4 inch thick. Cut doughnuts out of the dough using a 3-inch doughnut cutter and transfer them and their holes to a baking sheet. Gather dough scraps, reroll, and repeat cutting doughnuts and holes until all dough is used. Chill doughnuts and holes for 30 minutes.

3. Fry the doughnuts: Heat about 4 inches of vegetable oil in a large deep skillet fitted with a thermometer over medium-high heat until oil reaches 350°F. Fry the doughnuts three at a time until golden — about 2 minutes per side. Remove doughnuts and holes with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining doughnuts and holes.

4. Make the glaze: Combine the remaining milk and confectioners' sugar in a small bowl and stir until smooth. While doughnuts and holes are still hot, dip them in the glaze and transfer to a wire rack until glaze is set and doughnuts are cool. Serve immediately.

I found this recipe on msn.com. The website cites Country Living as the source. It was pretty good but not quite Krispy Kreme!

2 comments:

Jamie said...

These look like crap.I wouldn't want one even if you paid me to eat it!Just kidding!
Man, if you lived closer,I would be at your house for every meal!
You get your cooking skills from your Mom!
Does Andrea like to cook?

Natalie said...

Who says a Higher Education -your doctorate - doesn't pay off? Look at all the "dough" you're making! (Ha Ha)