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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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.