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Original Glazed Doughnuts

Updated: Apr 22, 2021

Doughnuts are the ultimate comfort food these days. My kids love them and I to be honest, I think this recipe is pretty darn close to the originals. The glaze is so delicious and buttery, it will leave you licking your fingers and grabbing for another doughnut because one is never enough. I say this as I munch down on one myself.

This recipe is easy and I've tried breaking it down into clear to follow steps. If you follow the instructions, then this dough will yield a delicious and super soft doughnut.

Preparation Time 2 hours

Cook Time 20 minutes

Yields 24 doughnuts


Doughnut Dough

4 1/2 teaspoons Instant Yeast

1/3 cup lukewarm water (40-46c)

1 1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1/3 cup butter- softened

5 cups flour

Canola Oil for frying

Doughnut Glaze

1/2 cup butter- melted

2 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

5 tablespoons milk


  1. In a stand mixer, combine lukewarm water and yeast. Let it sit until dissolve for about 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile in a microwave safe medium bowl, heat milk for about 2 minutes. Remove and let it cool.

  3. Add, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter and 2 cups of flour to the bowl of yeast.

  4. Mix for 2 minutes at medium speed. Add the remaining 3 cups of flour and continue mixing dough. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

  5. Place dough in a large greased bowl. Cover loosely with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.

  6. Roll dough out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into doughnuts using a donut cutter or cookie cutter about one 1-inch and one 3 or 4-inch .Let them rise for about 10 minutes.

  7. In a large sauce pan, pour enough canola oil until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimetres) deep and place on medium heat until oil is 375 degrees.

  8. Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, only a few at a time. Fry, turning once, for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on prepared paper towels.


  1. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter.

  2. Remove and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla extract until everything comes together

  3. Then add the milk until you have reached desired consistency

  4. Dip doughnuts in glaze and let it drip on the rack.

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