Are you searching for some easy doughnut recipes? If yes, read through this piece to get to know a few.

How To Make Doughnuts

Doughnuts make great snacks especially if you have a sweet tooth. Although traditionally doughnuts are eaten for breakfast, you can still enjoy these as desserts, or at any other time of the day! Doughnuts are small ring-shaped fried cakes made from flour. They come in many different varieties these days and are most often purchased at gas stations, grocery stores, and doughnut shops. However, store-bought doughnuts are often unhealthy. Instead, you can prepare doughnuts at home that are just as tasty as the commercially prepared ones and healthy as well. Usually, doughnuts are deep fried. However, if you are health conscious and want to avoid fried food, you can still enjoy baked doughnuts that are not only yummy, but also low in calories. If you are ready to make this wonderful treat at home, then here are some quick and easy recipes for you to try out. Just pick the one that sounds appealing to you and give it a shot.

Easy Doughnuts Recipes

Fried Donuts
Items Needed
  • 4 tbsp Shortening
  • 1 cup Sugar (powdered)
  • 2 Eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Nutmeg powder
  • ¾ tbsp Salt
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 4 tbsp baking powder
  • Oil (for frying)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Pastry board/ flat surface
  • Doughnut cutter 
  • Add the shortening and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat them to obtain a smooth paste.
  • Mix the beaten eggs to the paste.
  • Pour milk while stirring the paste continuously to avoid formation of any lumps.
  • Next, add nutmeg powder, salt, flour, and baking powder to the mixture.
  • Mix everything and knead it to make dough.
  • Dust a pastry board or any flat surface with flour.
  • Roll the dough on the board so that the thickness of the dough is about ¼ inch.
  • Take a doughnut cutter and cut the doughnuts into shape.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Fry the doughnuts till well done.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve hot.

Yeast Raised Doughnut 

Items Needed
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 8 cups Flour
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 1 cup plain Potatoes (mashed)
  • ½ cup unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 packet Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • ¼ cup warm Water
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tbsp Baking Soda
  • Take milk in a bowl and add butter, salt, and sugar to it. Mix it thoroughly.
  • Add sugar and yeast in water and allow it to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add the milk mixture to it.
  • Next, mix baking powder, baking soda, egg yolks, mashed potatoes, and flour with the milk. Beat to a make a smooth paste.
  • Add the remaining flour, stirring continuously. Knead to make the dough.
  • Grease a bowl and place the dough. Allow it to rise for two hours.
  • Dust flour on a board and make rolls out of the dough, ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut the rolls with a cutter. Cover and let it rise for an hour.
  • Fry the rolls till golden brown.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar and serve hot or eat plain.
  • You can use glaze, sugar, cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, or icing as doughnut finishes according to your taste and preference.  You can also serve your doughnuts with chocolate frosting.
  • You can store the doughnuts and have them later. To store doughnuts, have them completely cooled and store them in an airtight container or plastic storage bag.

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