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Donut Lovers Rejoice: Enjoy Bakery-Quality Treats with This Easy Recipe


Donut Lovers Rejoice: Enjoy Bakery-Quality Treats with This Easy Recipe

When it comes to sweet treats, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as sinking your teeth into a soft, fluffy donut. The perfect combination of doughy goodness and delightful sweetness makes it an irresistible indulgence. If you’re a donut lover, you’ll be thrilled to know that you can now recreate bakery-quality treats right in the comfort of your own kitchen. With this easy recipe, you can prepare delectable donuts that will leave you craving for more!

Ingredients:

– 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
– ¼ cup granulated sugar
– 2 ½ teaspoons instant yeast
– ½ teaspoon salt
– 1 cup warm milk
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
– 2 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– Vegetable oil (for frying)

For the glaze:
– 2 cups powdered sugar
– 3-4 tablespoons milk
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix well to ensure all the dry ingredients are evenly distributed.

2. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, heat the milk for around 30 seconds until it is warm but not hot. Add the softened butter, eggs, and vanilla extract to the warm milk. Whisk the mixture together until it is well combined.

3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the milk mixture into it. Stir everything together until a soft dough forms.

4. Transfer the dough to a clean, floured surface and knead it for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour, but be careful not to add too much as it might make the donuts dense.

5. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl, covering it with a clean kitchen towel. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours until it doubles in size.

6. Once the dough has risen, gently punch it down to release any air bubbles. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of about ½ inch.

7. Use a donut cutter or two round cookie cutters (one larger and one smaller) to cut out donut shapes from the rolled-out dough. Alternatively, you can also use a glass to cut out the larger circle and the cap of a water bottle for the smaller hole.

8. Place the cut-out donuts on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cover them with a clean towel. Allow them to rise for another 30-45 minutes until they are light and puffy.

9. Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan or deep-fryer to about 350°F (175°C). Carefully drop a few donuts into the hot oil, ensuring they have enough space to expand without touching each other. Fry for approximately 1-2 minutes per side until they turn a golden-brown color. Flip them over using tongs or a slotted spoon.

10. Once cooked, transfer the donuts onto a wire rack lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.

11. In a separate bowl, prepare the glaze by combining powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk well until it forms a smooth and glossy consistency.

12. Dip each donut into the glaze while they are still warm, ensuring both sides are coated thoroughly. Place the glazed donuts back on the wire rack, allowing the excess glaze to drip off.

13. Let the glaze set for a few minutes, and then your bakery-quality donuts are ready to be enjoyed!

Get ready to delight in the satisfying taste of these homemade donuts that rival those found in your favorite bakery. Whether you choose to indulge in a classic glazed variety or get creative with flavored glazes or fillings, these donuts are sure to bring joy to every donut lover’s heart. Whip up a batch today and treat yourself to a delectable homemade delight.
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