Here is The Best Donut Recipe recipe for homemade donuts the classic yeast-raised doughnut. Here’s a recipe that you can use to make your own delicious donuts:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup warm milk (around 110°F)
- 1/4 cup warm water (around 110°F)
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp salt
- Oil for frying
- Powdered sugar or glaze for coating
- In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, yeast, and sugar. Mix well.
- In a separate small bowl or measuring cup, combine the warm milk, warm water, and egg. Whisk to combine.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together until a dough forms.
- Slowly add in the remaining 2 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Once the dough comes together, knead it for about 5-7 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
- Add in the melted butter and salt, and knead for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
- Once the dough has risen, roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thickness.
- Use a donut cutter or two round cookie cutters, one large and one small to cut out the donuts and holes.
- Place the donuts and holes on a lightly greased baking sheet and cover them with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Let them rise for an additional 30 minutes.
- Heat the oil in a deep fryer or a large pot to 350°F. Gently place the donuts and holes in the oil and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown.
- Remove the donuts from the oil and drain them on a wire rack or paper towel.
- Once the donuts are cool, you can roll them in powdered sugar or dip them in a glaze of your choice.
Enjoy your homemade donuts!
Note: This recipe is for traditional yeast-raised donuts, you can make other types such as cake donuts, gluten-free donuts, and others by adjusting ingredients accordingly.