29 Reviews

These were OK. They were very easy but they did seem a bit....flat. Some of mine that I had worked more (the scraps I kneaded together then cut out others) seemed to raise better. Also-I didn't know how thick to roll. I left them for about 1 hour and they were MUCH better than only 30 min. Texture ended up OK though. Much over 1 hr rising was too much as they ended up not firm enough to work with. I too used almost 3 cups of flour using my mixer with dough hook. I left out the cinnamon as we aren't huge fans. I fried 1-2 at a time in my fry daddy using a skewer to turn and move them. I cut them with my biggest round buscuit cutter (3") and used my apple corer for the holes, it worked great!

I glazed with a simple powdered sugar and milk glaze. I found that warming up the glaze (I put in a double boiler/glass bowl over almost simmering water) made it work great! I was able to dip them then leave on a wire rack to drip off.
The taste was OK. Not knocking me over though. I was trying to find one that replicates our local small town bakery. Not quite.

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MinnMomof2 January 23, 2012

HOLY COW! These are wonderful. I made them just on a whim and boy am I glad I did. I used 3 cups of flour and my jumbo mixer with the bread thingy that hardly ever gets used. Guess what? It will now. Thanks so much. Like another reviewer said, "We don't need no stinking Krispy Kreme's!"

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memdebbie May 25, 2009

These are great! I made a glaze using fresh blackberries from our garden, and we are loving them!

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mrs.hamilton July 24, 2013

I am 75 years old. I've been making doughnuts since I was big enough to get my hands in dough. This is by far the best, and easiest, recipe I have ever tried. Thanks!

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marlin39 July 04, 2015

These were SO delicious and much more filling than the ones from the donut shop. Light and airy, and loved that I didn't need milk in the recipe. THANKS

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miss_heyrara January 17, 2015

Now I'm a fussy food lover, coming from a history of top cooks in 5 star hotel ones, so I rate my taste buds as above average, this recipe was my first attempt at doughnuts and everyone who tasted them raved, no jokes like aawww so good please make me a whole lot etc, they froze and reheated excellently. I noticed when fresh ie same time cooked they have a distinguished sour taste but after freezing and reheating this sour taste goes away, possibly the yeast needs to die? Thanks so much I got 40 small doughnuts from one mix. I have made these twice now. Plain icing sugar straight from the packet for coating is a hit with my 5yr old daughter.

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Safawi March 20, 2013

I've never tried scratch yeast donuts until this morning, they were SUPER easy and everyone really liked them. My hubby's only suggestion is that next time I make the dough a little sweeter so I'll add a few more spoons of sugar but I personally loved them as it. I made three kinds out of one batch (which made 20 good size donuts & holes) I did glazed, chocolate glaze and cinnamon sugar.

the glaze was a simple 1/4 cup water, 1 teaspoon vanilla & 2 cups powdered sugar

the chocolate glaze was 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, 2 tablespoon corn syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla, melt in microwave at 30 second intervals till smooth

*uploaded a picture of how they turned out*

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mommasheart April 23, 2011

I made donuts for the first time last night! I wanted a simple recipe with ingredients I had in the house--these were sooo good! They definitely need more flour than the recipe calls for and I let them rise for a little longer than 30 min. After they came out of the fryer I brushed a little butter on them and covered them in cinnamon sugar. They tasted like elephant ears you get at the fair! Yum! Will definitely be saving this recipe!

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Mrs. Wisnewski March 23, 2011

It was ok, not wonderful or good. texture was fine. I would not make these again. I made it as instructed and put chocolate glaze on top. Could've done without the cinnamon. Used the amount of flour and it was a batter not a dough had to use 1.5 more cups of flour.

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zovianne February 05, 2011

These donuts were GREAT!! I made them at 12pm when i had a sweet tooth. The one thing I didn't like is the fact that they were so... thin, but I guess that could be because I may not have let them rise enough. I used Olive Oil to fry them and they turned out perfect. Rolled them in cinnamon and sugar and they were perfect for the midnight snack.

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cranmerc July 12, 2010
Incredible & Easy Raised Donuts