Donuts are the greatest breakfast and if anyone tells you otherwise they’re wrong. In my opinion, the best thing about donuts is the variety in toppings. The hardest part about making your own donuts though is choosing which toppings to use, the options are endless. I decided to top my donuts with a basic glaze, a blood orange glaze with candied oranges, walnuts, powdered sugar and Nutella. There are no wrong toppings, and there’s really no reason not to make your own donuts.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 1 dozen small donuts
1 tablespoon softened butter
½ cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
3/4 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup confectioners sugar
Directions for Donuts:
1. Combine softened butter, sugar and egg yolk in a bowl.
2. Add milk and stir.
3. Add baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir.
4. Add flour and mix vigorously.
5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until it pulls together.
6. Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness. (Don’t judge my wine bottle rolling pin)
7. Cut circles out of the dough using the top of a mug. Then cut the little holes with the top of a highlighter (clean it before because if you don’t that’s gross).
8. Heat vegetable oil in a pot to 365 degrees. Drop donuts in one at a time for 1 minute. When the top of the donut starts to get golden, flip it. Wait 30 seconds and then remove and place on a wire rack to cool.
Directions for the Frosting:
1. Combine milk and confectioners sugar for basic white glaze. Mix until completely homogenous.
2. Dunk the donuts into the glaze, then place back on the wire rack to dry.
3. Brag to all your friends about how you made your own donuts.
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