Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup scalded milk
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg(Optional)
  • ⅓ cup butter or margarine
  • 2eggs, beaten
  • oil for deep frying
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, stir together the scalded milk, sugar, and salt. Set aside to cool until tepid. If using nutmeg, stir it into the flour, and add 2 cups of the mixture to the milk, and beat until well blended.

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  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Stir into the milk and flour mixture, then mix in the butter and eggs. Mix in the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time. When dough is firm enough, turn it out onto a floured surface, and knead for 3 to 4 minutes. Place into an oiled bowl, cover and allow dough to rise until doubled in bulk. This should take 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Step 3

    On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut into circles using a donut cutter, or round cutter. Set aside to rise for 30 to 40 minutes, or until light.

  • Step 4

    Heat one inch of oil in a deep heavy frying pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry donuts a few at a time. Cook on each side until golden brown, then remove to drain on paper towels. Glaze while warm, or just sprinkle with sugar.

  • Step 5

    To make the glaze, stir together the confectioners’ sugar and 6 tablespoons milk until smooth. Dip warm donuts into glaze, and set aside to cool.

  • Editor's Note

    We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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