Friday, February 25, 2011

Sugar Glazed Doughnuts

Firstly I want to remind you all of the on-going $35 giveaway event at my blog which is there until 15th March. So get creative and submit some of your nice entries soon. I look forward to review and enjoy all your recipes. 

Now coming to today's post......Sugar Glazed Doughnuts!! I know, I know...u would think so much calories...right? But it's alright once in a while! You can't say "NO" to a doughnut! Can you? I certainly can't. These super soft doughnuts, covered with glazed sugar just melts in your mouth as you bite. My father-in-law likes doughnuts and I decided to gives these a try and surprise him with these home-made doughnuts during tea-time in the evening. Everyone loved and enjoyed the doughnuts and that leaves me excited and happy :)

I didn't know that making doughnuts at home were so easy. I looked up 2-3 websites and liked one video at youtube about the doughnuts recipe. I tweaked the recipe just a little bit and made these. Now we don't need to go to Dunkin Doughnuts anymore, we can make better doughnuts right here at our home and so can you with this super easy recipe.


Here is the recipe ( Click here for printable version)

1/4 cup warm water (100 degrees temperature)
1/2 package (1 + 1/8 tsp) active dry yeast
2 cups all purpose flour
1 egg
3/4 cup warm milk (100 degrees temperature)
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter or margarine (at room temperature)

For Sugar Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp milk (use water for transparent glaze)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp softened butter

1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, add 1/4 cup of warm water, 2 tbsp sugar and yeast. Let it sit for 10 minutes. The water will become frothy and that ensures that yeast is active.
2. Stir in the lightly beaten egg, butter and warm milk.
3. Add the all purpose flour and knead using the spiral dough hook. Knead until the dough starts to clean the sides of the bowl and is very soft and elastic.
4. Add the dough to a greased bowl, cover and leave for 1 hour or until dough is doubled in bulk.
5. Punch down the dough and roll it to a large rectangle on a floured surface. Using doughnut cutter or cookie cutter or the bottle lids (that's what I used) cut the doughnut rounds and holes (using smaller sauce bottle cover if you are using lids)
6. Collect the scraps, roll it out again and cut more doughnut rounds until all of the dough is used up. I ended up with 14 doughnuts. Leave them again for 30 minutes to puff up.
7. Heat oil in a pan. You need about 1/2 inch of oil not much. Fry doughnuts until light and evenly browned from both sides. Fry all of them and keep on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

For Glaze
1. Put all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix for about 3-4 minutes. It will be smooth and have a shiny glaze.

Now dip doughnuts in the glaze from both sides and keep in a tray. The sugar syrup will settle down in a few minutes. Enjoy the super soft, super delicious and super easy (Too much super? :) ) SUPER doughnuts!! :D


Nitin Sharma said...

'Asta La Vista' ...... Krisy Kreme & Dunkin wife punked you guys good, she's the best :)

Paaka Shaale said...

The donuts look so yummy. Very tempting :)

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

Wow, I have never made doughnuts but I would love to try after seeing these.

Natasha said...

are they good for you if they are homemade (lol)? They look awesome!

Umm Mymoonah said...

So delicious, I wish I could have a bite.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Perfect dear! luks very tempting...

Priya said...

Wish i could have some rite now, tempting doughnuts..

lauren said...

Oh yum. These look fantastic.

Lizzy said...

Those look bakery perfect...and I bet they taste even better!

divya said...

look fantastic....very tempting...wonderful clicks...

Kankana said...

who cares for calories when it looks soo tasty .. just run extra 15 mins !

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely no, i mean I cannot say "no" to a donut :)

these look super tempting too.

Arpana said...

The delicacy - real delights for eyes and taste buds.

kita said...

These look super yummy! I just made doughnuts for the first time the other day and now Im dying to try more!

little j said...

OMG yum!!! I am so donut obsessed, I'm not sure I should know this recipe...might end up making them wayyy too often!

ravienomnoms said...

If I could eat these everyday, you better bet I would! haha

Joy said...

Let me jus say, it looks wonderful. The donuts looks light and fluffy.

SouthindianHome said...

I was looking for an easy doughnut recipes and glad that you posted it.

Can we replace the egg in this recipe?
I used to replace the egg with fruit puree/curd in cake recipes. Can we do the same here?

Swati Sapna said...

hey! discovered your blog thru food buzz :) thanks for the friend invite. jus love all ur pics and the presentation! makes the food look so much more appetising...!
i lust after 'mad over donuts'! but now im so gonna try this recipe and make my own :)

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