Krispy Kreme Doughnuts by alex

Source: Insider's Recipes Master Edition


Raised Doughnuts: 2 pkgs. regular or rapid rise yeast 1/4 cup warm water (105-115 degrees) 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded then cooled) 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 2 eggs 1/3 cup shortening 5 cups all-purpose flour vegetable oil creamy glaze or chocolate glaze Creamy Glaze: 1/3 cup butter 2 cups powered sugar 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 4-6 tbsp. hot water Chocolate Glaze: 1/3 cup butter 2 cups powered sugar 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 4-6 tbsp. hot water 4-oz milk chocolate or semi-sweetchips


Raised Doughnuts:
Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-qt bowl. Add milk, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour. Beat on low speed scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise in warm place, until doubled, 50-60 minutes. (Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.) Turn dough onto flour surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour. Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain. Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze, set on rack, then when slightly cooled spread chocolate glaze on top. Can dip in sprinkles or other toppings after chocolate if desired.

Creamy Glaze:
Heat butter until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.

Chocolate Glaze:
Heat butter and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted; remove from heat. Stir in powered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

Servings: 2 Serving Size: Dozen