crispy and creamy doughnuts recipe

Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts Recipe

2 hours 40 mins
Vadim Rachok
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This recipe cannot be considered healthy considering its ingredients and cooking method. Firstly, it contains a large amount of sugar and oil, both in the dough and the glaze. Excess added sugar can lead to increased blood sugar levels and weight gain, while saturated fats can negatively impact heart health. Secondly, this dish is deep-fried in vegetable oil, adding even more saturated fats and calories. Such a cooking method can be detrimental to those concerned about their health, as excess fried food is associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases. While these doughnuts may be a tasty treat for a celebratory breakfast, they do not align with the principles of healthy eating and are not recommended for regular consumption. It is advised to limit the intake of such dishes and opt for healthier alternatives.

Jenny Dobrynina
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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Try the best recipe of homemade fluffy and light doughnuts with a yummy glaze.
crispy and creamy doughnuts recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
18 doughnuts
The ingredients you need:
2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
1 ½ cups lukewarm milk
½ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
⅓ cup shortening
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
⅓ cup butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons hot water or as needed
Let’s start !

Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy.


In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of the flour. Beat on low speed for a few minutes, or stir with a wooden spoon. Add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Transfer dough to a greased bowl and cover. Let rise in a warm place until doubled. The dough is ready when you touch it and the indentation remains.


Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Let the doughnuts sit out to rise again until they double. Cover loosely with a cloth.


Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in hot water, one tablespoon at a time, until the icing is a little thin but not watery. Set aside.


Heat oil in a deep fryer or large heavy skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Using a wide spatula, drop doughnuts into the hot oil. Flip doughnuts as they rise to the surface. Fry doughnuts on each side until golden brown. Remove from the hot oil and drain on a wire rack. Dip doughnuts in glaze while still hot and place on a wire rack to drain excess. Place a cookie sheet or tray under the racks for easy cleanup.



Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Calories: 331
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g17%
Saturated Fat 4g21%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 171mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 47g17%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars 20g 
Protein 5g 
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
Potassium 93mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For perfectly light and airy doughnuts, make sure your yeast is fresh and active. If your yeast doesn't foam up when activated, it may be old or inactive, which can result in dense and heavy doughnuts. To ensure the best results, always check the expiration date on your yeast and store it in a cool, dry place. Additionally, be patient when letting the dough rise—it's worth the wait for that delightful fluffy texture!

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