Donuts, those delightful rings of dough, have captured the hearts of dessert lovers around the world. These sweet treats, often glazed or filled, are a beloved indulgence that brings joy to people of all ages. In this article, we’ll share a classic donut recipe that you can easily recreate in your own kitchen. Get ready to embark on a journey of baking and delight!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Vegetable oil (for frying)
For the Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Prepare the Dough:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Combine Wet Ingredients:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.
Mix the Dough:
Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until a smooth dough forms. Be careful not to overmix.
Roll and Cut:
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thickness. Use a donut cutter or two differently sized round cookie cutters to cut out donut shapes. Remember to also remove the center of each donut to create the classic ring shape.
Heat the Oil:
In a deep saucepan or fryer, heat vegetable oil to around 350°F (175°C).
Fry the Donuts:
Carefully place the donuts into the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry for about 1-2 minutes on each side or until they turn golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to remove them from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Prepare the Glaze:
In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding more milk if needed.
Glaze the Donuts:
While the donuts are still warm, dip them into the glaze or drizzle the glaze over the top. You can also add sprinkles, chopped nuts, or other toppings at this stage if desired.
Enjoy the Delight:
Allow the glaze to set for a few minutes before serving. Now it’s time to indulge in the delectable goodness of your homemade donuts!
Experiment with different glaze flavors, such as chocolate or fruit-infused glazes.
For filled donuts, use a piping bag to inject your favorite jam, chocolate, or cream filling.
Donuts are best enjoyed fresh, but they can be stored in an airtight container for a day or two.
Embrace the joy of baking and treat yourself to the irresistible taste of homemade donuts. Whether you’re enjoying them with a cup of coffee in the morning or as a delightful dessert, these sweet rings of dough are sure to bring a smile to your face. Happy baking and indulging!