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Fluffy Homemade Doughnut Recipe

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Can you resist such soft and fluffy homemade doughnuts? No, I guarantee that you can’t. I mean, who doesn’t love the smell and taste of a fresh homemade doughnut with a sweet glaze. My personal favourite is sugar-glazed doughnuts, but if you are not a fan, then there is a sea full of flavours that you can choose from such as chocolate, jam, cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and so much more. Instead of only having glazed doughnuts you can stuff them with a variety of fillings such as custard, jam or cream.

Who doesn't love the smell and taste of a fresh homemade doughnut with a sweet glaze.
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Easy Homemade Doughnuts Recipe

Whenever I make these doughnuts for my family, they are always gone in a matter of seconds. My kids can never resist the soft texture and sweet flavour of these homemade doughnuts. 

Who doesn't love the smell and taste of a fresh homemade doughnut with a sweet glaze.

Ingredients

Fluffy Homemade Doughnut Recipe Ingredients

To make these easy homemade doughnuts, you will need the ingredients below.

  • All-purpose flour: You can also use bread flour.
  • Buttermilk: you can make your own buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of white vinegar to a cup of milk. Stir, then set aside for 3-5 minutes.
  • Dry yeast: So crucial for helping the doughnuts to rise.
  • White sugar: To give a sweet taste to the doughnuts.
  • Butter, melted: It gives an excellent flavour.
  • Warm water
  • Egg : Will use only one beaten egg at room temperature
  • Oil for frying the doughnuts

Topping:

Tip: The water should be warm, not hot.

How To Make Homemade Doughnuts

The recipe instructions

Preparing the yeast: In a cup, add the dry yeast to the warm water, and 1/2 tsp of sugar (sugar will help the yeast to react) then set aside.

Making the dough: In a bowl, add the flour (preferably sifted), white sugar then mix.

After that add the buttermilk, beaten egg, melted butter and the yeast mixture then knead for about 8 minutes if you are using your hands or Mix for 5 minutes if you are using the stand mixture.

Cover the dough with stretch wrap and leave it for about two to three hours or until it doubles in size.

The recipe instructions

Forming the dough: Once the dough is doubled in size, cut it in two halves then place the first half on a clean surface (you can use some flour for preventing the dough from sticking to the surface). After that, roll out the dough using a rolling pin to a 1/2 inch thickness.

Now, use a doughnut cutter or any cutter you have to shape the doughnuts (I used a small bowl and a water bottle cover).

After that, cover the doughnuts and leave them for another one hour until they puff up.

Frying the dough: In a deep pot, heat the oil then drop the doughnut carefully in the oil once it turns golden brown turn it on the other side.

Take the doughnut out on a paper towel then leave it to cool down then add the topping.

Fluffy Homemade Doughnut Recipe

Homemade Donuts Topping Ideas

Granulated sugar: Roll the doughnuts in sugar or a mixture of sugar and ground cinnamon

Chocolate doughnuts: Microwave one cup of unsweetened chocolate then dip the doughnuts in it. 

Marshmallow fluff: Spread marshmallow fluff then top it with some chocolate sprinkles.

Cream cheese: Mix 1 cup cream cheese with 3 tbsp powdered sugar and a splash of vanilla extract.

Coffee doughnut glaze: Mix 1 cup of powdered sugar, 2 tbsp milk and 1 tsp espresso powder.

Sugar doughnut glaze: Mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2 tbsp water.

Chocolate doughnut glaze: Mix 3 tbsp cocoa powdered, 1 cup of powdered sugar, 3 tbsp milk and a splash of vanilla extract.

Joyful and colourful creamy glaze: whip 1 cup of heavy whipped cream then add to it 2 tbsp powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract and few drops of food colour of your choice. You can only use it as it is or add some colourful sprinkles on top.

Fresh fruits: Add a layer of whipped cream then top it with slices of fresh strawberries, blueberries or raspberries or any fruit you fancy.

Fluffy Homemade Doughnuts

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Fluffy Homemade Doughnut Recipe

Can you resist such soft and fluffy homemade doughnuts? No, I guarantee that you can't. I mean, who doesn't love the smell and taste of a fresh homemade doughnut with a sweet glaze.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Doughnu, Homemade Doughnut
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Radwa

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a cup, add the dry yeast to the warm water, and 1/2 tsp of sugar (to help the yeast to react) then set aside.
  • In a bowl, add the flour (preferably sifted), white sugar then mix.
  • After that add the buttermilk, beaten egg, melted butter and the yeast mixture then knead for about 8 minutes if you are using your hands or Mix for 5 minutes if you are using the stand mixture.
  • Cover the dough and leave it for about two to three hours or until it doubles in size.
  • Once the dough is doubled in size, cut it in two halves then place the first half on a clean surface (you can use some flour for preventing the dough from sticking to the surface).
  • Then, roll out the dough using a rolling pin to a 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Now, use a doughnut cutter or any cutter you have to shape the doughnuts (I used a small bowl and a water bottle cover).
  • After that, cover the doughnuts and leave them for another one hour until they puff up.
  • In a deep pot, heat the oil then drop the doughnut carefully in the oil once it turns golden brown turn it on the other side.
  • Take the doughnut out on a paper towel then leave it to cool down then add the topping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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Who doesn't love the smell and taste of a fresh homemade doughnut with a sweet glaze.

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