It is very easy to make doughnuts at home, especially when you have the right recipe. With this article, get complete information on how to make homemade donuts.

How To Make Homemade Donuts

Doughnut can be described as a sweet snack that is made from flour-dough or batter. Though traditionally it is deep fried, these days baked doughnuts have also become very popular, mainly because of people becoming more and more health conscious. The most common type of donut is the one shaped like a ring i.e. round, but with a hole in it. Then, there is another type of doughnut, a flattened sphere filled with sweet things like jam, jelly, cream and custard. In the following lines, we have provided information on the first type of doughnut. Read on and know how to make homemade donuts, quickly and easily.
Easy Homemade Doughnuts Recipe
Fried Donuts
Items Needed
  • 3 tbsp Shortening
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Grated Nutmeg
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 5 tsp Baking Powder
  • Oil, for frying
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Bowl
  • Pastry Board/ Flat Surface
  • Doughnut Cutter 
  • Put shortening and sugar in a bowl and cream together.
  • Mix in beaten egg to the shortening-sugar mixture.
  • Now, add milk, while stirring constantly.
  • Add nutmeg, salt, flour and baking powder.
  • Knead the mixture, to form stiff dough.
  • Dust a pastry board or any flat surface with flour.
  • Roll out the dough on the board/surface, to a thickness of about ¼ inch.
  • With the help of a cutter, cut out doughnuts from the dough.
  • Fry the doughnuts in hot oil.
  • Take them out, let them cool a bit and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Doughnuts are ready to be served. 
Baked Doughnuts
Items Needed
  • 2 packages Yeast
  • ¼ cup Warm Water
  • 1½ cups Scalded, Cooled Milk
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup Shortening
  • 4½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup Melted Margarine
  • Cinnamon Sugar (for topping)
  • Bowl
  • Blender
  • Pastry Board/ Flat Surface
  • Doughnut Cutter
  • Greased Baking Sheet
  • Spatula 
  • Take a large bowl and in it, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • Now, add milk, granulated sugar, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, eggs, shortening and 2 cups of flour to the dissolved yeast.
  • Blend all the ingredients, mentioned in the above step, together, for 30 seconds. Make sure to scrape the bowl constantly.
  • Using a blender; beat them at medium speed, for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in remaining flour, until the batter becomes smooth.
  • Cover the batter and set aside, for about 1 hour, to let it rise until it becomes double in size.
  • Dust a pastry board or any flat surface with flour.
  • Turn the dough on the board/surface and roll around, to let it coat with flour.
  • Now, roll it our.
  • With the help of a cutter, cut out doughnuts from the dough.
  • Take a greased baking sheet and with the help of a spatula, place the doughnuts on it, 2 inches apart.
  • Now, brush them with melted margarine.
  • Cover the doughnuts and set aside, for about 20 min, to let them rise until they become double in size.
  • Bake in a preheated over, at 425 degrees F, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden.
  • Take them out, cool a bit and brush with melted margarine.
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar.
  • Doughnuts are ready to be served.

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