17 May 2011

Glazed Donuts

A recently discovered Blog, Food & Cook by Trotamundos, inspired me to make these amazing Glazed Donuts. 

I can't get over the beautiful pictures and engaging narrative Trotamundos posts. Which means you'll see various recipes from her Blog coming very soon.  

To start the series of recipes from the Blog, I made these delicious Donuts. 

I love Glazed Donuts, especially Krispy Kreme. I could eat the entire dozen in a day. They're so flavorful and soft.

These donuts are just as good! 

They're easy to make but the waiting times can be long. The process is long and there is a lot of waiting around for the dough to rise (like any other normal dough). Plan on spending some time on these. The results are really worth it. I wouldn't be posting if that weren't true.

The final result is golden fried, with a very thin layer of crisp dough right before you dig into the soft and fluffy insides. Then dip them in the glaze or sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.   

This recipe yields for about 22, three inch donuts. And about the same amount of 'Donut Holes'.

All measurements are by weight.  

2 tbsp Yeast
2 ounces of Water
6 ounces of Milk
14 ounces of Flour (by weight)
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Egg Yolks
2 ounces of softened Butter
Canola Oil (for frying)

For the Glaze:
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1-2 tsp Water or Milk

-In a bowl put 2 ounces of water with 2 tbsp. yeast. Mix it and let it proof. 

-Continue to add 2 ounces of flour and 2 ounces of milk, mix well into a paste (it's going to the very 'runny'). Cover it with a cloth and let rest for 30 minutes in a warm place. (I recommended to put an electric blanket in the lowest setting over the bowl to keep it warm.) 

-After that, in a separate bowl (using an electric mixer), mix the remaining milk and continue to mix it by adding egg yolks, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and the dough that has risen for 30 minutes already. Mix it for about 30 seconds or until you run a smooth mixture, then add the softened butter, and re-mix for 30 seconds.

-Continue kneading by adding the remaining flour mixture in several additions until the dough is soft, smooth and without sticking in our hands. If you see sticking, add a little more flour, but little by little.

-Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. After this time, put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour minimum and 12 maximum.

-Once you're ready to make the donuts, flour a work surface and  roll the dough, leaving a height of just over 1 cm. 

-Cut with the help of a donut cutter or anything else that will help youOnce cut put them on a tray covered with a cloth.
-Once we have cut our dough, let stand for about 40 minutes, covered with a soft cloth in a warm place away from drafts.

-When the dough is ready, heat the oil (must have a temperature of about 180 degrees) and begin to fry 1 to 2 minutes per side.

-Once fried, prepare the glaze to it, put it in a bowl and beat all ingredients until a smooth soft dough.

-Submerge half of our donuts in glaze, drain them well and let stand on wire rack.


Mrs. Stranded said...

I was tempted to make them until I read they're time consuming. But they sure do look delicious! The rice pudding you posted the other day looked great, too.

Yadi I. said...

Mrs. Stranded:
Time consuming because you need to let the dough rise a few times. Not because you have to actively work on them.

kankana said...

So this is what you were enjoying the other night .. huh!! you just made me call my hubby and ask him to pack doughnuts on his way home from work :P
I am saving this to give a try .. i love doughnuts .. who doesn't!

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

If these are anything like Krispy Kreme donuts, I'M IN! We had a Krispy Kreme locally and were so sad when they closed down a couple of years ago. It was one of our favorite outings!

Eva said...

Glazed doughnuts are the best! Everyone always looks at me funny when I say they're my favorite kind of doughnut, but who needs maple and chocolate when you have syrupy sugar? These look fantastic, btw. Such great photos. Maybe looking at this post while I was hungry wasn't the best idea...Going to have to make a stop at the local donut shop!

Karina said...

Oh dang these look so good! Trotamundos is a beautiful blog and you should definitely repost recipes whenever and always, translation is necessary for the rest of us. =)

Paula @ Dishing the Divine said...

there's a huge potential of my husband proposing to me again if I whip these up as a special surprise and they seriously do taste like krispy kreme donuts :)

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