Glazed Donuts Recipe
Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen
Make these glazed donuts on a day when you want to give family and friends an extra special treat.
2 envelopes active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter
5 cups all purpose flour
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
2 cups confectioners'sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cold milk
Place active yeast to warm water, give a quick mix and set aside. Mix together all ingredients together. Once a dough has formed, you will need to knead for about 5 - 10 minutes.
You should be able to pull at dough and it not tear right away.
Cover this a cloth, and let sit for about 30 minutes to an hour. Punch out the air and roll out to about a 1/4 inch.
Cut out shapes as close to each other as possible, you can re roll out excess dough and cut out more, until all the dough is used.
Use a heavy bottom medium sized pot. You may not need to use a full quart of oil. Just pour enough in to have about 2-inches of oil in the pot. Heat oil to about 375F. Use a cooking thermometer to check the heat.
Work in batches and Fry the donuts,a few at a time for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Line a plate with paper towels.
Remove the donuts with long tongs and place the cooked donuts onto to the paper towels to soak up excess oil.
Repeat the process until all the donuts are cooked.
Place the donuts onto a serving tray.
Stir the confectioners' sugar, salt and vinegar together in a bowl. Add the milk one tablespoon at a time, stirring in until you get a good glaze consistency.
The milk amount may vary which is why it is good to add it a little at a time.
Drizzle the glaze over the prepared donuts and use a silicone pastry brush to spread on evenly.