Basic Doughnut Recipe

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Basic Doughnut Recipe

Chino L. Cruz
Newbie cook? Start off with this doughnut recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine American
Servings 14


Basic Doughnut Ingredients

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Instant yeast
  • 1 Cup milk
  • q/4 Cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large Egg beaten
  • peanut oil for frying


  • Place bread flour,salt, sugar, and instant yeast in a largebowl, making sure that the salt and yeast do not touch. Mix well and set aside.
  • Mix together fresh milk, melted unsalted butter, and egg (beaten) in another bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in milk mixture; mix until no dry ingredients remain. Let it sit, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes to let the flour absorb the liquid.
  • Knead dough for 15 to20 minutes, or until surface is smooth and taut. (You can use an electric mixerwith the hook attachmenton medium-low speed.) Cover with plastic wrap;set aside in a warm spot for 1 hour, or until dough has doubled in size. Punch down dough to release air, place on a floured work surface, and roll out until ½ inch thick. Using a 3-inch round cutter and a½-inch cutter for the holes, stamp out doughnuts.
  • Reroll any excess. Place on a tray lined with greased parchment paper, cover,and allow to rise for 30 to 45 minutes or until doublein size. In a medium heavy bottomed pot, heat 3 inches peanut oil to 375°F. Fry doughnuts in batches until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Let cool for 15 minutes before glazing.
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