Do-it-yourself Glazed Doughnuts (Recipe + Video)

Making selfmade glazed doughnuts is simpler than you assume, however requires a bit of endurance. Prepared in about 2.5 hours, these style like doughnuts out of your favourite bakery, however they’re made within the consolation of your individual dwelling. For doughnut success, observe my step-by-step photographs, useful success ideas, and video tutorial. Utilizing this similar doughnut dough, you may create different flavored frosted doughnuts too!

doughnuts piled on gray plate with one with bite taken out.

With that signature bakery style and texture, doughnuts from a doughnut store are extremely scrumptious and indulgent. When you may’t decide up your favourite doughnuts, why not make them at dwelling as an alternative? They’ve all the time been a baking bucket listing recipe for me, and at the moment I’m taking you on a deep dive into selfmade doughnuts—fried, sugary, old school, and comforting. I initially shared this recipe in 2016, and I now have extra step-by-step photographs and a video tutorial to information you.

There’s quite a bit to cowl at the moment, so let’s get began!


These Do-it-yourself Glazed Doughnuts Are:

  • Delicate and candy
  • Flavored with a bit of nutmeg
  • Utterly from scratch
  • Prepared in about 2.5 hours (most of that is rise time!)
  • A enjoyable and scrumptious weekend undertaking
  • Excellent for sharing

Finest Components to Use for Do-it-yourself Doughnuts

It is a simple, no-frills yeasted dough. You want just some substances to start:

  • Milk: Liquid prompts the yeast. Entire milk is a should for an excellent tender dough—or you may strive buttermilk. Decrease-fat or nondairy milks work in a pinch, however the doughnuts aren’t as flavorful or wealthy.
  • Yeast: You should utilize lively dry yeast or immediate yeast. If utilizing an immediate yeast, your rise time might be a bit of shorter.
  • Sugar: Sugar sweetens the doughnuts, but it surely additionally feeds the yeast, will increase its exercise, and tenderizes the dough.
  • Eggs: Eggs present construction and taste.
  • Butter: Melted butter guarantees enhanced taste.
  • Salt & Vanilla Extract: Each add taste. You possibly can even strive utilizing selfmade vanilla extract!
  • Nutmeg: A bit of nutmeg is the key ingredient to that cozy, comforting bakery style. In the event you’ve ever made my chocolate chip muffins, you recognize it provides a scrumptious pop of taste!
  • Flour: All-purpose flour is the dough’s construction. You’ll be tempted so as to add increasingly more flour as you combine the dough, however don’t. You desire a very gentle, pillowy dough for gentle, pillowy doughnuts. The dough can nonetheless be barely sticky. When kneading, use further flour in your fingers and work floor.
ingredients on counter including bowl of flour, sugar, salt, yeast, vanilla, nutmeg, plus 2 eggs, melted butter and milk.

Are You a Yeast Newbie?

Reference this Baking with Yeast Information everytime you work with baker’s yeast. I embrace sensible solutions to your whole widespread yeast questions.

Overview: Easy methods to Make Do-it-yourself Glazed Doughnuts

Let me stroll you thru the method so that you perceive what you’re doing. Do-it-yourself glazed doughnuts appear a bit of intimidating, however I guarantee you—they’re actually not! I discover they’re a lot simpler than, say, selfmade bagels and selfmade English muffins.

Put together the dough. The dough comes along with a mixer. You can too make the dough by hand, but it surely requires a little bit of arm muscle. After the dough comes collectively within the mixing bowl, knead it for five–7 minutes.

Let the dough rise. In a comparatively heat atmosphere, the dough rises in about 90 minutes.

dough in glass bowl and shown again after rising.

Punch down the dough to launch the air.

Roll & reduce into doughnuts. Roll the dough out to 1/2-inch thickness. Minimize the doughnuts utilizing a 3–3.5-inch doughnut cutter. Line 1 or 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Place doughnuts (and doughnut holes!) onto the lined baking sheet(s), then evenly cowl and permit to relaxation for half-hour as you warmth the oil.

hand using cutter to shape dough on marble counter.
uncooked doughnuts on lined baking sheet.

Put together the oil. Utilizing a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven and an oil thermometer, warmth vegetable oil to 375°F (191°C).

Fry the doughnuts. Working with 2–3 doughnuts at a time, cook dinner for 1 minute on both sides. Fastidiously take away from the oil and place onto ready rack. Repeat with remaining doughnuts. (See my recipe observe about making the doughnut holes.)

frying 3 doughnuts in oil in orange pot.
plain homemade yeast doughnuts on cooling rack.

Easy methods to Make the Glaze for Donuts

Make a easy 3-ingredient glaze: simply milk or cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract. This half couldn’t be simpler; actually simply whisk the three substances collectively. Dunk both sides of the nice and cozy doughnuts into the glaze. The glaze will set in about 20 minutes.

In search of different flavors? Attempt my strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla donut frostings otherwise you may take pleasure in my maple bacon doughnuts!


This Dough Is Finest for Frying

I don’t suggest baking this dough—this dough is finest for frying in oil. In the event you’re searching for a baked donut, strive crumb cake donuts, pumpkin donuts, cinnamon sugar donuts, or lemon poppy seed donuts as an alternative. Listed here are all of my donut recipes.

glazed doughnut on wire cooling rack on top of baking sheet.
Can I take advantage of this dough to make stuffed doughnuts?

Sure, completely. You’ll want a 3-inch biscuit or doughnut cutter and not using a gap within the middle. Use the dough recipe under. Cut back the oil temperature to 350°F (177°C). Fry doughnuts for 1.5–2 minutes on both sides, ensuring to decrease the range’s temperature if the oil begins to get too sizzling. Let doughnuts cool for five–10 minutes earlier than filling. Jams or the pastry cream from this Boston cream pie are wonderful fillings! Add filling to a piping bag fitted with a protracted tip akin to Ateco 230. Insert the piping tip into the doughnut and fill till the doughnut feels heavy.

Can I make these doughnuts in an air fryer?

This dough is finest for frying in oil. You possibly can strive utilizing the air fryer, however the donuts will style extra bread-like, and extra like baked donuts. For best outcomes, I strongly suggest following the recipe.

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glazed doughnuts on wire cooling rack on top of baking sheet.

Do-it-yourself Glazed Doughnuts


  • Creator:
    Sally

  • Prep Time:
    2 hours, 10 minutes

  • Prepare dinner Time:
    10 minutes

  • Complete Time:
    2 hours, half-hour

  • Yield:
    12 donuts and 12 holes

  • Class:
    Breakfast

  • Technique:
    Frying

  • Delicacies:
    American


Description

Making selfmade glazed doughnuts is simpler than you assume, however requires a bit of endurance. Prepared in about 2.5 hours, these style like doughnuts out of your favourite bakery, however they’re made within the consolation of your individual dwelling. For doughnut success, observe my step-by-step photographs, useful success ideas, and video tutorial under.



Directions

  1. Put together the dough: Whisk the nice and cozy milk, yeast, and 1 Tablespoon sugar collectively within the bowl of your stand mixer. Loosely cowl and permit to take a seat for five–10 minutes till foamy and frothy on prime. *If you don’t personal a stand mixer, you are able to do this in a big mixing bowl, and within the subsequent step, combine the dough along with a big wood spoon/rubber spatula. It would take a little bit of arm muscle. A hand mixer works, however the sticky dough repeatedly will get caught within the beaters. Mixing by hand with a wood spoon or rubber spatula is a more sensible choice.*
  2. Add the remaining sugar, the eggs, butter, vanilla, nutmeg, salt, and a couple of cups (about 250g) flour. Beat on low pace for 1 minute. Scrape down the edges of the bowl with a rubber spatula as wanted. Add remaining flour and beat on medium pace till the dough comes collectively and pulls away from the edges of the bowl, about 2 minutes. If wanted, add extra flour, 1 Tablespoon at a time, till the dough pulls away from the edges of the bowl. Don’t add an excessive amount of flour, although. You desire a barely sticky dough.
  3. Knead the dough: Hold the dough within the mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment and beat on low pace for a further 5–7 minutes, or knead by hand on a evenly floured floor for five–7 minutes. After kneading, the dough ought to nonetheless really feel a bit of gentle. Poke it along with your finger—if it slowly bounces again, your dough is able to rise. If not, maintain kneading.
  4. Let Dough Rise: Flippantly grease a big bowl with oil or nonstick spray. Place the dough within the bowl, turning it to coat all sides within the oil. Cowl the bowl and permit the dough to rise in a comparatively heat atmosphere for 1.5–2 hours or till double in measurement. (For a tiny discount in rise time, see my reply to The place Ought to Dough Rise? in my Baking with Yeast Information.)
  5. Form Doughnuts: When the dough is prepared, punch it all the way down to launch the air. Take away dough from the bowl and switch it out onto a evenly floured floor. Utilizing a rolling pin, roll the dough out till it’s 1/2 inch thick. Utilizing a 3–3.5-inch doughnut cutter, reduce into doughnuts. Re-roll the scraps and reduce extra. *In the event you don’t have a doughnut cutter, you need to use 1 massive + 1 smaller circle cookie cutter (massive needs to be about 3 and 1/2 inches).
  6. Line 1 or 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Place doughnuts and doughnut holes on every. Loosely cowl and permit to relaxation for half-hour as you warmth the oil. They’ll rise a bit as they relaxation. Place a cooling rack over one other baking sheet.
  7. Pour oil into a big heavy-duty pot fitted with an oil thermometer. Flip range on to medium warmth. Warmth oil to 375°F (191°C). Add 2–3 doughnuts at a time and cook dinner for 1 minute on both sides. Fastidiously take away with a metallic slotted spatula or metallic slotted spoon. You’ll want to decrease range’s temperature if oil temperature is rising; you need it to remain at 375°F (191°C). Put on kitchen gloves if oil is splashing. Place fried doughnuts onto ready rack. Repeat with remaining doughnuts, then flip off warmth.* (See Notice for doughnut holes.)
  8. Make the glaze: Whisk all of the glaze substances collectively. Dip every heat doughnut (don’t look ahead to them to chill!) into the glaze, ensuring to coat each side. Place again onto ready rack, as extra glaze drips down. After about 20 minutes, the glaze will set.
  9. Doughnuts are finest loved the identical day. You possibly can retailer leftover doughnuts in an hermetic container at room temperature or within the fridge for one more day or two.

Notes

  1. Freezing Directions: Put together recipe by means of step 5. Freeze formed doughnuts for as much as 3 months. On the day you serve them, let the doughnuts thaw and relaxation at room temperature for about 4–5 hours. Fry as directed. You can too freeze the fried doughnuts (unglazed). Enable them to chill utterly, then freeze for as much as 3 months. Thaw within the fridge or at room temperature, then reheat as desired (microwave is nice) and dunk in freshly made glaze.
  2. In a single day Directions: Full dough by means of step 3. As an alternative of permitting to rise in a heat atmosphere in step 4, place the coated dough within the fridge in a single day (8–12 hours). The following morning, take away from the fridge and permit to rise in a heat atmosphere till doubled. The dough will evenly rise within the fridge in a single day, so the rise the following morning gained’t take too lengthy. After rising, proceed with step 5.
  3. Particular Instruments (affiliate hyperlinks): Electric Stand Mixer | Massive Heavy Bottomed Pot or Dutch Oven | High-Heat Thermometer (I really like this thermometer, too) | 3–3.5-inch Doughnut Cutter (I like this one and this one) | Baking Sheets | Silicone Baking Mats or Parchment Paper | Metal Slotted Spatula | Cooling Rack | Glass Mixing Bowl | Whisk
  4. Doughnut Holes: Add holes to sizzling oil and fry till golden, about 30 seconds, on both sides.
  5. Milk: Entire milk is a should for essentially the most tender dough—or you may strive buttermilk. Decrease-fat or nondairy milks work in a pinch, however the doughnuts aren’t as flavorful or wealthy.
  6. Yeast: If utilizing an immediate yeast, your rise time might be a bit of shorter. Reference my Baking with Yeast Information for solutions to widespread yeast FAQs.
  7. Oil: The quantity of oil actually relies on how vast or tall your pot is. You need oil to fill about 1/3 of the pot. I take advantage of a bit of greater than 1 quart for my 4 and 1/2-quart Dutch oven.
  8. Leftover Oil: Don’t pour used oil down the sink drain. Enable to chill, then pour into an empty container (a funnel is helpful right here) and discard within the trash or reuse it.
  9. Tailored from Mark Bittman and Top Pot Doughnuts

Key phrases: selfmade doughnuts