Best Doughnut Recipe Ever!

This is my variation on a recipe I found online, bill style, these doughnuts are the best ones I ever made, they are light fluffy, sweet and taste just like shop bought doughnuts, easy and quick to make.

Ingredients:

  • 6-7 Teaspoons of yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of lukewarm milk (full fat)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup shortening (lard) – I couldn’t get hold of lard which is basically pig fat, but you can get it from a polish shop, its called smalec and has pictures of pigs on the wrapper.
  • 4 cups plain white flour
  • 1 cup cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Doughnuts:

Put water in bowl, add in yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar – leave for 10 minutes until frothy.

In another bowl mix:

Milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups of the plain flour

After 5 minutes add in the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly:

2 cups of plain flour, 1 cup of cornflour and the yeast mixture

Leave for 1 hour – it should grow substantially, I use a glass bowl so I can see the side of the dough as its growing, you want lots of bubbles.

Dust surface with flour and roll out dough, cut into doughnut shapes

Leave cut out doughnuts for another 30 minutes

Fry at 175 Degrees C (use a fat fryer as its much easier than a pan and you get the best results), about a minute each side until golden brown on both sides.

Dip in the glaze and allow to cool.

Glaze:

  • 1/3 Cup butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • 4-6 tablesppons of hot water.

Easy – add everything together except the water and mix thouroughly.

Add water 1 teaspoon at a time to get the right consistency (not too runny)