Homemade Donut Recipe

8 Apr

You guys!  Oh my goodness I have the most amazing recipe for you today…homemade donuts!  This post is long overdue, and I am sorry it took me so long. But, I promise it won’t disappoint!

donut recipe

1/2 cup Buttermilk, Warm
1/8 cup Sugar
1 and 1/8 teaspoons Instant Or Active Dry Yeast
1 whole Large Egg, Beaten
1/2 stick Unsalted Butter, melted
2 cups All-purpose Flour
1/8 teaspoon Salt
Shortening – for frying the donuts
1 and a 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 cup Cold Water Or Milk
I adapted this recipe from The Pioneer Woman’s recipe that you can find here.  She gives very easy to understand (and detailed) instructions for how to make these donuts.  Because her recipe instructions are so fabulous, I think you should use them to make this recipe too!  I included my ingredients above because I made a few changes from the original recipe.  If you would like to use those ingredients for this recipe, I highly recommend it!  I also halved the recipe because the recipe makes SO many donuts and even with the recipe cut in half, you get enough donuts for at least 4 people!
donut pic 1
From making these donuts a couple times, I learned a few tips I thought I would share with you.
1. To give a little variety I decided to dip half the donuts in the glaze and dip the other half of the donuts in white sugar.  Both were super tasty!
2. The second time I made these donuts we decided to have some friends over and throw a little donut party.  I made the dough the night before, and then the next morning before our guests arrived I rolled/cut out all the donuts and made sure they had all risen to their correct size.  Then once our friends arrived, we had fun frying the dough and choosing our flavors together.
3.  For the little ones:  As a way to include the younger kids who came over, we made a mini dipping station where we put all the flavors in small bowls next to a plate of the donut holes.  The kids had fun picking out their own flavors, and dipping the donut holes themselves!
donut pic 2

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