Homemade Glazed Donuts

Happy Friday! I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I’m spending my day at Alt’s online summit and loving meeting other bloggers and soaking up their expertise. I thought I’d leave you with the recipe we tried last weekend: 
With this easy recipe I don’t think we’ll be buying donuts anytime soon. They came out much more like krispy kreme donuts than the cake like ones I was expecting (I’ll work on those next :). I ended up making mine into mini donuts (donettes?) and it made it easier to fry them and easier to eat 5 in one sitting 😛
Here’s what you’ll need: 
3/4 C of warm milk
2.25 teaspoons of yeast (or 1 packet)
1/4 C sugar
2 1/2 C flour 
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp salted butter (room temp is best) 
2 egg yolks
nonstick cooking spray
vegetable oil for frying
Glaze: 
3 Tbsp butter (room temperature)
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp hot water
your favorite sprinkles
Here’s what to do: 

To make the dough – Heat up milk in liquid measuring cup (finger should be able to rest comfortably in the warm milk) and dissolve sugar and yeast into it. Let sit for 8 minutes. Add flour and salt to large bowl (I used my kitchenaid). Pour yeast mixture, butter, and egg yolks into the mixing bowl and beat on medium speed for about 4 minutes (until it comes together and forms a ball). Cover and let it rise for 1 hour. 

To cut the donuts – Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until 1/2 inch thick. To cut the donuts, I head a donut cutter works great but I just used a glass and the cap of our vanilla extract. Cut out donuts and place donuts and donut holes on the pan. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. 
To fry the donuts – Using a large frying pan, heat up oil (enough to submerge the donut). While it is heating up, lining the counter with paper towels (I put paper towels under a cooling rack). Heat the oil to 350 degrees. If you don’t have a way to gauge the temperature, drop in a small piece of dough. If the water bubbles around the dough and begins to fry it, its hot enough. If your donuts cook to fast, turn down the temperature. Fry donuts and donut holes until golden brown (approximately 15 seconds each side). 
For the glaze –  Combine ingredients and dip donuts in glaze after they have cooled for a few minutes. Top with your favorite sprinkles and enjoy! 

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