With the weekend ahead, skip a trip to the doughnut shop and make your own from scratch instead! Homemade raised doughnuts are incredibly delicious and easier than you might think. Read on for my favorite recipe!
- 1 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees)
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil, plus additional oil for frying
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- Powdered sugar
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine the water, yeast and sugar. Allow to sit until yeast dissolves and starts to bloom, about 5 minutes. With the mixer's paddle attachment, stir in the flour, salt, 1/3 cup oil and egg until well combined.
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a doughnut cutter, cut the dough into rounds, reserving the holes for frying, also. Allow cut doughnuts to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Pour vegetable oil into a large cast iron skillet or Dutch oven to a depth of 2 inches and heat to 375 degrees. Fry doughnuts in batches until puffy and browned on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a cooling rack.
- Sprinkle warm doughnuts with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.
- These doughnuts would be delicious with any number of toppings or glazes: traditional powdered sugar glaze, chocolate ganache and some sprinkles would be perfect, too!
Another wonderful thing about this recipe: these doughnuts freeze beautifully. I would say the only challenge is making sure they aren’t devoured the moment they are done frying!
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