Does anyone remember that old Dunkin Donuts commercial with the guy going “Time to make the donuts!” “I made the donuts.” If you don’t, go watch it on youtube and then come back and make these donuts!
These donuts are pretty amazing, and you can ask my coworkers if you don’t believe me. They did request the next batch be glazed, even though a few agreed with me that they were plenty sweet on their own. I tried big donuts or little donuts and they were both good, though I liked the smaller ones better.
RECIPE: Time to Make the Donuts!
Makes 2-3 Dozen (Depending on size)
3 oz Shortening
7 oz Sugar
0.24 oz Salt
1.5 oz Milk
1 tsp Nutmeg
0.5 oz Vanilla Etract
3 oz Whole Eggs
1.5 oz Egg Yolks
2 Lbs Flour
1.25 oz Baking Powder
1 lb Water
1) Begin by creaming together the shortening and sugar.
2) Mix in the salt, milk, nutmeg, vanilla, and eggs.
3) Beat in the flour, and baking powder.
4) Slowly mix in the water.
5) Transfer the dough to a well floured pastry board. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
6) Roll the dough out to about 1 cm in thickness.
7) Time to cut out the donuts! I used round biscuit cutters for the outside and an apple corer for the center.
8) Let them rest for about 15 minutes.
9) While the dough is resting, bring a pot of of oil and crisco (I was low on both) to 380 degrees.
10) Gently drop the donuts into the hot oil, letting them fry until golden on both sides.
11) Move the freshly fried dough to a cooling rack. I recommend putting some paper towels down under the cooling rack to make clean up easier.
12) Once the donuts are cooled, you can glaze them, cover them in powdered sugar, or leave them as is.
I prefer the donuts as is! They were sweet and delicious! My next batch will probably be an attempt at jelly filled donuts since those are my husbands favorite!