Homemade "DONUTS" - with pictures!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by DouglasPeeps, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    This is my family recipe for homemade donuts. I am warning you, they are very addictive! Don't say I didn't tell you! This recipe makes more than enough to share. It is a great gift to share with neighbors, take to church get-togethers, or just to impress those you know!

    **DouglasPeeps Homemade Donuts**

    First
    Dissolve 3 packets of yeast in 3/4c warm water (set aside)
    2 cups of scalded milk (don't be afraid to scald)

    1c mashed potatoes
    1/2c butter
    3 eggs
    1/2c sugar
    1tsp salt
    6-7c flour

    In a large mixing bowl add: milk, potatoes, butter, eggs, sugar, and salt. Mix thoroughly. When cooled slightly add yeast. Beat with a wisk. Slowly work in flour, kneading until transparent - elastic. Turn into greased bowl, cover, rise until double. Punch down and cut donuts. I put the entire "mound" of dough on a floured surface, use my hand to flatten down a portion of the dough, then cut donuts, repeat until all donuts are cut. I place the cut donuts and holes on waxed paper, cover with kitchen towels, and let rise a second time (until double the size). By the time I am done, every countertop in my kitchen along with most of my kitchen table is covered with donuts rising!
    Fry in hot oil (oil should be hot enough that when you drop donuts in they sink and come right back up) and flip
    Dip in cinnamon and sugar
    Enjoy!

    Here are the pictures of my last batch!
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    If you have any questions about this recipe, ask away! Enjoy!!



    **ETA a little more detail [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Oh great... thank you very much. NOT! I'm just going to pretend I don't know how to cook. They look wonderful and my family loves donuts - we just don't have them very often. I am not going to make these for them because then we could have them all the time.

    I'm pretty sure I'm higher out here than you are so.. the recipe would never work for me. They'd be flat! (Don't help me, I'm talking myself out of this. [​IMG])


    Why did you do this to me?? [​IMG]
     
  3. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    My question is.....when can you ship???[​IMG]
     
  4. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! Douglas, you are really something! Good looking stuff.
    Keep it up.
     
  5. Silkiemama

    Silkiemama Out Of The Brooder

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    Yummmm! Thanks for the recipe and all the great pics! I'm glad I just had dinner - or I would be heating the oil at this very minute - nothing's better than fresh homemade donuts for dessert!
     
  6. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:I do love making these together with my children. They are a lot of work, but worth it! Our tradition it to made them the first day of fall, Thanksgiving morning, the first day of winter, and maybe 1 or 2 other times a year. My kids and husband would love to have them more often!

    Let me know how they turn out for you!! [​IMG]
     
  7. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Henry'schickens :

    My question is.....when can you ship???[​IMG]

    I wish! But it would be so much better for you to eat them while they are hot! The smell is wonderful!​
     
  8. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:You're welcome!

    I agree! The donuts from the store just don't taste as good anymore!
     
  9. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Mmm. dough made with fat fried in fat....

    mmmm.

    Have you ever cut the recipe in half?
     
  10. Silkiemama

    Silkiemama Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:A true donut officianado (sp?) would never think about that!!!! LOL
     

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