I have been visiting Starbucks way too often lately for those absolutely delicious Old Fashioned Donuts. So, I decided it was time to kick the habit and make my own donuts. I tried a few recipes and tweaked and worked them until I came up with what I feel is a pretty good donut. Try it out, tell me what you think.
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 quarts vegetable oil
1/3 cup butter
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons hot water
Stir together the flour, ½ cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add in the milk, egg, butter, and vanilla. Mix until well blended.
Heat oil to 370 degrees F. (I use my small stainless steel pot and fry one donut and two donut holes at a time.)
Spread lots of flour on a flat surface and roll the dough out so it is ½ inch thick. To make round donuts with holes in the middle, you will need to different size cutters. I use a small glass bowl to make the larger circle diameter and a bottle cap to make the smaller circle diameter. I also fry all the dough from the smaller circle to make donut holes for my 2 year old. He loves them.
Fry doughnuts in hot oil until golden brown on one side and turn them over once. Remove from the oil and drain on a paper or cloth towel on a rack.
Combine the butter, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla in a pot on the stove over medium heat. Add the 4 tablespoons of hot water. Add more water as needed to get the consistency you would like for the glaze. Pour or brush the glaze over the donuts and let dry.
Now you have a tasty treat for breakfast in the morning or for a snack.