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Web's Best Donut Recipe

Let's be honest about this. Despite so many good intentions to eat healthy in the interests of having a slim, healthy body, we still have a love affair with the donut.


You'll find a few donut recipes on this page for those occasions when you want to indulge yourself a little.

Trivia: The donut is older than the dinosaur. Well, not quite, but archaeologists unearth fossilized bits of things that look like donuts in prehistoric Native American settlements.

Spiced Chocolate Donut Recipe

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup good quality cocoa
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons butter -- softened
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar
dash ground cinnamon

Method

Sift all dry ingredients together, including cocoa. In another bowl, beat the sugar and butter until creamy. Add the egg. Beat. Add the flour mixture and the milk alternately. Mix until well blended then shape into a ball. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick. Flour a 2.5 inch Doughnut Cutter and cut it into rings. Fry two or three donuts at a time in deep fat, heated to 375° for thirty seconds. Turn once with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels.

Mix the powdered sugar with a dash of cinnamon and sprinkle over the tops of this warm donut recipe.

Donut Recipe for Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients

2 eggs
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cup unsifted flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Method

Combine eggs, nutmeg, sugar and oil. Beat this for two or three minutes, then stir in the vanilla and milk. Using a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add it to the first ingredients. Beat until the batter is well blended. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Cover this donut recipe mixture and refrigerate for at least two hours.

Using a deep fryer or a large pot, heat two inches of cooking oil to 375°:. Use a candy & deep fry thermometer to be sure you have the right temperature.

Flour a board and roll out one half of the dough until it is half an inch thick. Keep the remaining half of the dough in the fridge while you do this.

Use a donut cutter and cut out three donuts at a time. Place them into the hot fat. When the bottom turns gold, turn each donut over to cook both sides. Move them to paper towels to drain. Continue shaping and frying until the second half of the donut recipe is used up.

Take the scraps and fry them also. You can roll and shape them if you have enough dough, or just fry them as they are.

Allow these donuts to cool completely on cake racks.

Dip the tops in a chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Glaze

1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp good quality cocoa
pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp boiling water, approximately.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth.

Baked Chocolate Donut Recipe

2 pk Dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 cup lukewarm milk (scalded and cooled)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup good quality cocoa
1/3 cup shortening
4 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter (about)
2 eggs

Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Blend in the milk, sugar, salt, cocoa, eggs, shortening and two cups of flour. Blend at half minute on low speed. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the mixer bowl often, then beat two more minutes with the mixer set on medium.

Cover and rise until it is twice the size. This takes an hour, give or take.

Cover a board with cloth, flour it, and turn out the soft and sticky dough. Cover the rolling pin with cloth, flower it and roll the dough until it is half an inch thick.

Cut with a 2 1/2 inch donut cutter. Lift the donuts and place on a greased baking sheet, or in a donut pan.

Brush your donut recipe with melted butter. Cover and let them rise for about twenty minutes. They should double in bulk again.

Preheat the oven to 425°. Bake for about ten minutes. The donuts will be golden when done. Brush with melted butter. Then After baking, shake them in icing sugar or spread a chocolate glaze over top.

If you end up with any leftover, stale donuts, you can cut the up and use them in bread pudding. Bread pudding made from a donut recipe is delicious.


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