Sunday, February 21, 2010
Homemade Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!
***If you've ever had the good fortune to eat a warm Krispy Kreme doughnut right off of the conveyor belt, you know that they are purely heaven-sent. However, there isn't always a Krispy Kreme right down the street or at your disposal, so this recipe will help satisfy your doughnut craving!
A co-worker of mine shared this recipe with me last week, and I couldn't wait to try it! These doughnuts are very easy to make...The hardest part is simply waiting for the dough to rise. After frying the first few doughnuts, you may want to cut into them just to make sure they're cooked all the way through. I don't have a candy thermometer, so I had to guess at the right temperature. The first few were a tiny bit under-cooked in the middle, so they had to go back into the hot tub!
I only made half of this recipe, because I certainly didn't need the full 48 doughnuts hanging out in the kitchen! While these do taste A LOT like the real thing, no homemade doughnut can replace the original! Without a doubt, you'll LOVE these!
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Recipe Adapted From: http://www.recipezaar.com/Krispy-Kreme-Doughnuts-63746
2 cups scalded milk
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons yeast
4 eggs (beaten)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
7 cups sifted flour
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cold water
Mix together ingredients for glaze. Set aside.
Melt butter in hot milk, add 1 tsp sugar and salt. Allow to cool. Pour milk mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer.
Beat in yeast, nutmeg, eggs, remaining sugar, and 3 cups flour.
Add rest of flour (dough will be sticky).
With the dough hook attachment, knead for 5 minutes. Cover bowl with a kitchen towel, and set it in a warm, dry room. Allow to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.
Roll out dough to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness, cut into shapes.
Do not re-roll dough, then allow to rise for 30-45 minutes.
Heat oil to 365° and fry 1 - 2 minutes on each side or until brown. Toss in the doughnut holes first, let those cook, and then proceed to cooking the doughnuts.
Let them cool on a paper towel. This will help get the glaze to stick.
Dip in warm glaze. Enjoy!