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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Yeast Donuts (Krispie Kreme Knockoff)

2 cups scalded milk

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons yeast
4 eggs (beaten)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
7 cups sifted flour

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cold water

Chocolate Glaze
4 oz. chocolate chips
3 Tbls. Butter
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbls hot water
(Melt chocolate and butter in microwave, than add sugar and hot water)

Scald Milk in Microwave.  Melt butter in hot milk, add 1 tsp sugar and salt. Allow to cool.
Beat in yeast, nutmeg, eggs, remaining sugar, and 3 cups flour, I do this in the Bosch.
Add rest of flour (dough will be sticky)
Knead for 5 minutes then allow to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.
Roll out dough, cut into shapes. Use a large cookie cutter and than a small circular one for the centers.  With remaining dough cut into squares or triangles.
Do not re-roll dough, then allow to rise for 1 hour.
Heat oil to 365° and fry 1 - 2 minutes on each side or until brown. Do not allow oil to get so hot it burns the donut.Toss in the doughnut holes first, let those cook, and then proceed to the donuts.
Let them cool on a paper towel - helps get the glaze to stick.
Dip in warm glazes.  I also dipped some into powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar mixture and added additional toppings like sprinkles, toasted coconuts,  nuts, or stuffed some with Jelly.