Chris F. Nicholson

Original Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts

Original Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts

Ingredients

  • Doughnuts:
  • 2 packet yeast ¼ ounce packets
  • 1/4 cup warm water 105-115 degrees
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk scalded, then cooled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups vegetable shortening or vegetable oil if you would prefer for frying
  • Glaze:
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup I make my homemade corn syrup in my [url:2]Caramel Popcorn recipe[/url]

Directions

  1. Add water and yeast together in a your stand mixer and set aside for 10 minutes.

  2. Add in the milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups of the flour.

  3. Turn the stand mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes, then add in the rest of the flour and mix until just combined.

  4. Take the bowl out of the stand mixer and cover with a clean towel to let it rise for 1 hour.

  5. When you can push down on the dough and your fingerprint stays you’re ready to move on to the next step.

  6. Working with half the dough at a time, roll it to ½ inch thick on a floured surface.

  7. Dip your doughnut cutter in flour and cut out a dozen doughnuts with each half of the dough and out onto wax paper.

  8. Let rise, covered, in a warm spot for 30-45 mins (I did 45)

  9. In a cast iron pan or other deep saucepan, heat the vegetable shortening to 375 degrees.

  10. Please use a thermometer to measure the temperature as this is a critical step.

  11. Fry the doughnuts on each side for 90 seconds.

  12. Drain on a cooling rack until you finish cooking them all then dip into the glaze.

  13. To make the glaze, add the powdered sugar, milk and corn syrup to a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.

  14. Most importantly, eat with reckless abandon.

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