Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sweet tooth Tuesday: Homemade Krispy Kreme Donuts

Ok so who doesn't love Krispy Kremes! I know I do and I've got a copycat recipe for them! I think the best way to eat a Krispy Kreme is to stick it in the microwave for only about 10 seconds, enough to warm the donut and make the frosting soft. Yum!!! Every time I have made these they seem to go quickly and I never bring home leftovers. You have one and then you can't stop there. Making these is a little bit of a process, but overall they are easy to make.

Homemade Krispy Kreme Donuts

  • 2 TBS yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 5 cups flour
  • oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1.2 tsp vanilla
  • 4-6 TBS hot water
Donuts: Dissolve yeast in water. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of flour. Beat on low, scraping the bowl for 30 seconds. Then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes, occasionally scraping the bowl. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place until dough has doubled in size (about an hour). Dough is ready when an indent remains. Turn onto a floured surface. With a floured rolling pin, gently roll dough to 1/2 inch thick.Cut with a floured donut cutter and place on a baking sheet, leaving plenty of room for them to grow. Cover and let rise until doubled (30-40 minutes) Sides must not touch! Using a wide spatula, slide donuts into hot oil, turn as they rise to the surface. Fry just until golden (about a minute each side) Carefully remove and drain. Dip in creamy glaze, cool on wire rack, and then dip in glaze again.

*Note: If you don't have a donut cutter you can use a mason jar ring, or even the rim of a glass to make round donuts. I don't have have a donut cutter, do it this way, and my donuts turn out great!

Glaze: Heat butter until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water 1 TBSP at a time, until desired consistency has been reached. To make a chocolate glaze, melt 4 oz of milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips with butter and continue with glaze recipe.

This make 2 dozen donuts