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June 7th, today, is National doughnut day! To celebrate this day we should make some doughnuts! What better kind to make than a copycat Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut. Krispy Kreme was popping up all over cities about 10 years ago, but since then, many of them have closed, and it is not as easy to get those melt in your mouth treats. Those doughnuts right out of the oven could not be beat. So if you miss those doughnuts, then here is a recipe that is a great copycat doughnut that is so good. If you don’t have a deep fryer, or you’re too nervous to fry them in a pot, you can also fry these puppies in a shallow frying pan with some oil.
If you do have a Krispy Kreme shop near you, a great thing that they do for kids is give a free doughnut for every ‘A’ that your child receives on their report card!
Fun Fact about the doughnut: American captain Hanson Gregory came up with the ring-shaped doughnut on his ship in 1847. Tired of the raw centers of regular doughnuts, he cut out a hole with a tin pepper box before frying.
So let’s get to the recipe for some delish doughnuts.
Krispy Kreme Copycat Doughnuts
2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
1/4 cup water (105-115)
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 -6 tablespoons hot water
Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-quart bowl. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 minutes. (Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.) Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour. Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350°. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain. Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack.
Heat butter until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
I’ve missed Krispy Kreme. When I go to Arkansas to visit my parents, we always have to stop at least twice. I love their doughnuts!!! I’m still trying to figure out why so many of them closed. They were always busy. Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to try it!!
Do you think you could let the dough sit overnight at some point in this recipe? I want to make it for in the morning, but it’ll be too early to start from the beginning.
what if you do not have a doughnut cutter ?
My Thirty Spot says
A biscuit cutter or even a drinking glass will work great!
Use two drinking glasses, one small and one larger.
Bryan Mozo says
Use a large-ish drinking glass and then a shot glass :)
Geraldine Biñas says
Hi ijust want to knw f lard or butter can be use as shortening.taks a lot for ur po
would like a printer friendly version of the recipe
just select what you want to print, right click and print the selection
The recipe indicates Canola Oil, but the directions say Vegetable Oil. Which one do I use. Also is it the same frying time with the doughnut holes?
My Thirty Spot says
Sorry, it is actually: either or will work. Doughnut holes will be until brown also, but about 30 – 45 seconds while turning continually.
I am too dumb to figure out substitutions on my own. Should I be allowed near a deep fryer?
All you need to deep fry is a heavy crock pot and a candy thermometer. Also Google Alton Brown and deep frying. If you cant follow his simple instructions. Stick to the drive through donuts.
Is it 350 degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius?
Fahrenheit. I doubt you could get a deep fryer to 350 C.
How many doughnuts does this make?