Recipe courtesy of Emily Isaac
Print
Total:
1 hr 28 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
8 min
Yield:
10-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. fresh yeast (or 1 1/2 oz dry yeast, which is 6 packets)
  • 1 tsp sugar + 1/3rd cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp warm water
  • 4 yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk (not hot)
  • 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • Canola oil
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon and sugar, combined to taste

Directions

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the yeast, 1 tsp sugar, and the warm water and mix together with the whisk attachment. Add the egg yolks and the warm milk and continue to whisk.

2. Add 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract and mix together using the dough hook attachment. Slowly add 1/2 cup of melted butter.

3. At this point, you'll probably have to add more flour. Gradually add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough is sticky but not wet and pulling away from the sides of the bowl.

4. Flour your counter and place the dough on top. Flour the dough and knead for a minute until smooth.

5. Spray a large pot with cooking spray, plop the dough in and let it rise in a warm place for an hour (or until it's doubled in size.)

6. Tear off some of the dough (about 1/3rd to 1/2), and place it on a floured surface. Sprinkle with more flour and roll out until 1-inch thick. Cut the dough into doughnuts using a 4-inch cutter and a smaller cutter for the centers (unless you're making jelly doughnuts).

7. For jelly doughnuts, take the circle of dough and add 1 tsp of jelly or jam (any flavor) into the middle. Seal with another circle of dough (make sure you pinch it together tight.)

8. Heat a shallow layer of canola oil (about 1-inch deep) in a pot until it reaches 325 degrees F (use a thermometer.) Gently and carefully add the doughnuts to the oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. (When you add the doughnuts, the temperature will drop, so don't add too many at once.)

9. Fry the doughnuts until golden brown on one side, then flip over. Continue to cook for a total of five minutes. Drain the doughnuts onto a plate with paper towels and then immediately toss either with sifted powdered sugar or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and serve!

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Yellow Curry Powder

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Nutella Doughnuts

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Crampsey

Indian Doughnuts: Gulab Jabun

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Bonnie Boyer's Fasnacht (Pennsylvania-Dutch Fried Doughnuts)

Recipe courtesy of Bonnie Boyer

Doris Spacer's Filos (Portuguese Doughnuts)

Recipe courtesy of Mo Rocca

Powder Puffs

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Curry Powder Blend

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Powdered Sugar Crisps

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

On TV

Unwrapped

7am | 6c

Unwrapped 2.0

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Good Eats

10am | 9c

Good Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Good Eats

11am | 10c

Good Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Man Fire Food

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30pm | 2:30c

Man Fire Food

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cake Wars

5pm | 4c

Cake Wars

6pm | 5c

Cake Wars

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Wars

9pm | 8c

Cake Wars

10pm | 9c

Cake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cake Wars

12am | 11c

Cake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Wars

2am | 1c

Cake Wars

3am | 2c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here