Homemade glazed donuts {soft & sweet}


Everyone loves this classic Glazed Donut recipe! A simple yeasted dough that is cut into donuts, fried until golden brown và dipped in a sweet vanilla glaze. Pure heaven, especially fresh và warm. While these are a classic, be sure to kiểm tra out my donut recipe archive. Lots khổng lồ choose from và perfect for breakfast on chilly mornings!



Knead mixture on low to incorporate flour. Slowly add in more and more bread flour 2 tablespoons at a time until dough gathers on the dough hook & cleans the sides of the bowl. Dough should feel tacky but not sticky và leave residue on your hands. Knead 5 minutes.

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Rise, Cut, Rise

Grease bowl and dough thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap or clean kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to rise và double in size. This can take anywhere from 1-3 hours.

After dough has risen, dump onto a floured work surface và roll out to lớn be 1/2 inch thick. Using a 3 to 3 1/2 inch donut cutter, cut dough into donuts và accompanying donut holes. phối onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet that has been lightly dusted with flour. Cover gently with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Rise donuts 30 minutes or until nicely puffed but not quite double in size.


Fry the Donuts

Add vegetable or canola oil lớn a deep heavy bottomed pot fitted with a candy thermometer. You want at least 3 inches of oil in the pot. Heat over medium heat to lớn get the oil lớn hold steady at 375° F.

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Anywhere between 360° & 380° F is fine, but keep in mind the oil temperature will go down with the addition of the donuts và you will have to adjust. It’s better to be at 375-380° F, showroom the donuts and have the temp come down khổng lồ 360° F. Add three or four donuts to lớn the hot oil and fry 30 lớn 45 seconds per side or until golden brown. Remove from oil và drain on paper towels.

What Oil is Best for Frying Donuts?

The best oil you can use for frying anything, including these plain glazed donuts, is canola or vegetable oil. It has a high smoke point & has a light flavor so you will kết thúc up with a great finished product. Not lớn mention this kind of oil is relatively inexpensive & easy to lớn find at every grocery store across the country.

Avoiding Greasy Donuts

Getting a heavier, oil-logged donut is simply from not having your oil hot enough. Cold oil (under 360° F) will make the donut dough absorb oil versus cooking it quickly & sealing the exterior. This is why using a thermometer is so important. Lượt thích I mentioned above, consistent temperatures mean consistent results.

Glaze the Donuts

While the donuts are cooling, whisk all the ingredients together for the glaze. Add the milk in bit by bit until the glaze is a little runnier than white school glue. Dip the đứng đầu of each donut into the glaze and place on cooling rack to lớn drip down. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.


Storing Glazed Donuts

Just lượt thích store bought donuts, the homemade versions don’t taste very good the next day and arebetter eaten fresh within 18 hours of making them. If you are going to store them, make sure they are on a plate or in a box, gently covered with foil or plastic wrap. You can absolutely reheat in the microwave 10 seconds lớn bring a little life back khổng lồ them the next day, but would highly recommend enjoying immediately.


More Donut Recipes You Will Love

So, there you have it! My tried & true simple recipe for Glazed Donuts that I’m sure you will love! While they are a bit of a labor of love, they are well worth it. I highly recommend doubling the recipe because you will want to cốt truyện these. Enjoy, friends!