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    Super Easy Donuts - Basic Recipe

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    20 mins

    15 mins

    5 mins

    Mommy Diva's Note:

    This is the basic recipe for making fast,tasty donuts. Spice them up, or flavor them any way you like. Look for three fun ways I have listed below - Strawberry-Frosted Donuts, Simple Jelly Donuts,and Boston Cream Donuts which all use this basic recipe to start! Found in FIRST magazine. Delish!!!! **Prep/cooking time does not include 2 hours rise time. DON'T let the number of steps scare you - three different types are listed here for convenience! Just find the one you want to make - quick and easy!!

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    • 1 lb frozen white bread dough, thawed (1loaf)
    • canola oil


    • 1 (16 ounce) can strawberry frosting
    • colored sprinkles


    • 1 cup seedless raspberry preserves (lemon curd, or other favorite preserves)
    • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
    • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


    • 3 (4 ounce) prepared vanilla pudding (snack-size like Jell-O and Swiss Miss Brand)
    • 1 (16 ounce) can chocolate frosting (your favorite type)


    1. 1
    2. 2
      Line jellyroll pan with foil; coat with cooking spray.
    3. 3
      On lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 14" x 6" rectangle.
    4. 4
      Using 2 3/4" round biscuit cutter, cut out 12 donuts.
    5. 5
      Arrange on foil, 2" apart; cover lightly with damp paper towels.
    6. 6
      Let rise in warmplace untildoubled in size, about 2 hours.
    7. 7
      In a large pot, heat 2" of oil over medium heat until 300*F on deep-frying thermometer.
    8. 8
      Add donuts in batches and cook, turning once, until golden and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
    9. 9
      Drain on rack.(Cool before filling).
    10. 10
    11. 11
      Prepare Basic Donuts recipe,using 3"round donut cutter in place of biscuit cutter; cook as directed.
    12. 12
      If desired, for donut holes, cook center cut outs for 5 minutes.
    13. 13
      Place strawberry frosting in microwave safe bowl and cook on HIGH for about 30 seconds to soften.
    14. 14
      Spoon some frosting over each donut; decorate with sprinkles and let stand for 15 minutes to set.
    15. 15
    16. 16
      Prepare and cook Basic Donuts as directed.
    17. 17
      Once cool, make a 1.5" deep cut into the side of each donut with a paring knife.
    18. 18
      Place 1 cup of preserves into a plastic food storage bag; cut 1/4" off 1 corner.
    19. 19
      Insert corner of bag into cut in each donut; squeeze 11/2 tbsp preserves into each.
    20. 20
      In a bowl, mix superfine sugar and confectioners' sugar.
    21. 21
      Adding 2 donuts at a time, toss to coat.
    22. 22
    23. 23
      Prepare and cook Basic Donuts as directed.
    24. 24
      With a paring knife, make a 1.5" deep cut into the side of each donut.
    25. 25
      Place 3packages (4oz each snack-size) vanilla pudding into alarge plastic food storage bag; cut 1/4" off one corner.
    26. 26
      Insert the corner of the bag in each donut; squeeze about 2 tbsp pudding into each.
    27. 27
      Place chocolate frosting in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH to soften, about 30 seconds.
    28. 28
      Spoon some frosting over each donut; let stand about 15 minutes to set.
    29. 29
      ENJOY! :).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 22, 2008


      Well now I can add another achievement patch to my apron ~ Novice Donut Maker! I enjoyed working with this recipe & am convinced that from now on I need to stock frozen white bread dough! Will definitely be making these again! I did two versions this first time, half of them frosted (with a center hole) & the other half were filled with lemon curd! BIG HITS! WONDERFUL RECIPE! GREAT KEEPER! Many thanks! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my partners in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #21]

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    Nutritional Facts for Super Easy Donuts - Basic Recipe

    Serving Size: 1 (1180 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 277.8
    Calories from Fat 67
    Total Fat 7.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 3.1 mg
    Sodium 158.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 53.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 45.3 g
    Protein 1.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    frozen white bread dough

    strawberry frosting

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