Delicious Glazed Donut Recipe For Beginners

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Looking for your next dessert project at home? Try this recipe for delicious glazed donuts that can rival the likes of Krispy Kreme.

This recipe is fairly easy to follow with ingredients that are readily accessible to you. Whipping up a batch of donuts is a great activity that everyone in the family can partake in and enjoy.


Donut batter:

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 packet active dry yeast

  • 4 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ tsp kosher salt

  • 6 tbsp melted butter

  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 bottle vegetable oil or canola oil (for frying the donuts)

  • 2 large eggs 

Donut glaze:

  • ¼ cup whole milk

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

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The Recipe

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Make sure that the ingredients that you will get are fresh so that your donuts will taste delicious. Let’s start by creating the donut dough. The first step is to activate the yeast which you will use to make the dough rise. Take a small glass bowl or container and fill it up with water. Microwave the said container for forty seconds. Mix in a teaspoon of sugar and your packet of active yeast and set aside for about eight minutes. You can expect the mixture to appear cloudy and frothy.

Take a medium bowl and mix your dry ingredients in - the flour and the salt. In another bowl, mix in the sugar, melted butter, the two large eggs, the yeast mixture, and vanilla extract. After mixing the wet ingredients together, pour in the dry ingredients mixture, consistently mixing as you go. This will form your dough. Knead the dough over a floured surface. You can add more flour as you go until you reach the desired consistency. The dough should be a little bit sticky and not too runny. Once you are done kneading the dough, place the ball of dough in a large bowl that it sufficiently oiled. The oil will prevent the dough from sticking. Cover this with a cloth and set aside so as to let the dough rise. You can expect it to double in size in about an hour.

Let’s Bake The Donuts


One of the easiest ways for you to bake the donuts is by using a donut pan. A donut pan is a pan with donut-shaped molds that allows you to make perfectly-shaped donuts. Simply fill in the molds about halfway through with the donut dough. Cover the donut pan with a sheet and let it rest for forty more minutes to allow the dough to rise even further. After that, pop the pan into the oven that is preheated at 350 degrees. You will only need a minute per side to cook the donuts until they turn golden brown. Make sure to keep a close eye on the donuts to make sure they do not burn!

Finishing Touches

One way to elevate your donuts is by adding a delicious glaze after you pop them out of the oven. Simply mix ¼ cup of whole milk, ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and 2 cups of powdered sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle this over the freshly-baked donuts and enjoy while still warm.


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