Friday, June 27, 2014

Glazed Doughnuts

I love making my own doughnuts!  Not only because they just taste better, but because I can have warm donuts fresh out of the fryer anytime I want them!  And they just seem to stay fresh longer.  I make them into shapes too.  Here I shaped them like big pretzels for fun!  Freeze them and have delicious donuts with your coffee for morning you choose!  I've been using this new Butter Flavored Olive oil for a lot of my baking lately. It's a way I can cut back on saturated fats, sodium and cholesterol  with out sacrificing flavor!  

Glazed  Doughnuts 

3 tablespoons milk 
3 tablespoons boiling water 
2 teaspoon dried active yeast 
2 cups all purpose flour 
3 tablespoons of sugar 
1 egg, beaten 
1 and 1/2 tablespoons Star Fine Foods Butter Flavored Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon salt 
2-3 inches vegetable or safflower oil for wok, a deep fryer or a heavy pot.

In a large bowl, combine the milk and boiling water. Add a just one teaspoon of the sugar and the yeast. Stir it gently, then leave it in a warm place for the yeast to activate.  In another large bowl, mix the flour, the rest of the sugar, and salt. Pour in the butter flavor olive oil and with a fork, keep blending until  it resembles crumbs.  Add the beaten egg and yeast mixture to the flour mix, and blend into a smooth dough. 

Turn the dough out onto a lightly-floured counter and knead for about 10 minutes—it should feel springy. Place it in the bowl, cover with a cloth or plastic wrap, and let rise for about an hour until double in size.  Once risen, place the dough onto the counter and stretch into a long rectangle (about 14 in by 4 inches). Cut strips about 2 inches wide, and shape them into circles or pretzels as I did. 

Cover the doughnuts with a cloth while you heat the oil to 375 degrees. Fry the doughnuts in the oil until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes.  Be sure to fry only a few at a time so they don’t overcrowd and stick together. Drain on a paper towel or wire rack.  Glaze them while they are still very warm. 

Vanilla Glaze: 

1/4 cup butter flavored Olive Oil or 1/3 cup of butter 
2 cups confectioners' sugar 
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
4 tablespoons hot water (more added a teaspoon  at a time as needed) 

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until smooth. Take the warm donuts and dip them one at a time into the glaze. Place on a wire rack with parchment paper underneath to catch the drips. 

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Disclaimer: I have an ongoing relationship with STAR Fine Foods for my recipes and photography using their wonderful products. This post is sponsored by STAR. I am compensated for my time and work and I am sent products as I request them. However, all opinions of the product stated in this post are 100% my own. I truly love their products! 

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