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Looking for doughnut recipe

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Looking for doughnut recipe


I just joined,I'm Val and i live in canada.I am a mom to 3 kids,and love when i bake..I love this site looks like i hit the jackpot,hahahahahhaAnyways i'm looking for doughnut recipes or beavertail recipes,i think you guys call it elephant ears..Thanks in advanced..Val

suelynn's picture

These are absolutely wonderful. I got the recipe from a newsgroup several years ago. I adapted it to my bread machine.

{ Exported from MasterCook Mac }

No Fry Doughnuts
Recipe By: Internet
Serving Size: 18 P
reparation Time: 0:00
Categories: Snack

Amount Measure Ingredient Preparation Method

2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 cup lukewarm milk scalded, cool
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
1/3 cup shortening/margarine
4 1/2 cup bread flour
Cinnamon sugar mixture for dipping

These may be made the old fashioned way but I put all the ingredients in the bread machine on dough cycle. Dough will be soft to handle. With floured rolling pin, gently roll dough until about 1/2 inch thick, cut with floured 2 1/2 inch doughnut cutter. Lift doughnuts carefully with spatula and place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Brush doughnuts with melted butter. Cover, let rise until doubled, about 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 425°. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Immediately brush with melted butter and shake in sugar and cinnamon sugar or spread with glaze.

Cinnamon sugar mixture: 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamonCreamy glaze: Melt 1/3 cup butter. Blend in 2 cups confectioner's sugar and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla. Stir n 4 to 6 Tbsp. water, one Tbsp at a time, until melted glaze is of proper consistency.

CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS: Omit nutmeg and cinnamon. Stir in 1/2 cup cocoa withthe first addition of flour. After baking, shake doughnuts in confectioners sugar or spread with chocolate glaze.

APPLESAUCE DOUGHNUTS: Substitute 1 1/2 cups lukewarm applesauce for the milk. Substitute 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon cloves for the 1 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.