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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

DONUTS with vanilla frosting

I probably love donuts more than your average person. I could eat them everyday, and would, if I wouldn’t gain one million pounds. 

Last fall I made donuts for the first time and now that I know how easy it is to make them, I’m hooked. I think I’ll try maple next! 

Want to make your own donuts? Here’s the recipe! 


2 TB dry yeast (I used instant) 

¼ C warm water

1 ½ C warm milk 

½ C sugar 

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

1/3 C shortening

5 C flour

1 quart vegetable oil for frying



1.      Mix the water and the yeast 

2.      In a large bowl, mix together the yeast, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of flour. Once the mixture is combined, add the rest of the flour in half cup increments. Knead for about 5 mins. Allow the dough to rise. (As I used instant yeast, I let it sit for 20 mins and then used it)

3.      Roll dough out to ½ inch thickness and cut with a donut cutter

4.      Heat the oil to 350*. Fry donuts on each side about 3-4 mins. (Should be golden brown) Set on wire racks to drain any remaining oil. 

5.      Allow donuts to cool before adding the frosting.


Vanilla Frosting:

4 TB heavy cream 

2 /12 C powdered sugar 

½ tsp Salt 

½ tsp Vanilla extract 

Sprinkles for decoration 



1.      Mix ingredients together adding more powdered sugar/heavy cream if needed to get the consistency right. 

2.      Once the donuts are cool, dip them into the frosting, add sprinkles, and ENJOY! 

Tag me in your pictures if you make some! @beth_flint on instagram! 

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