Thursday, March 14, 2013

My Mother's glazed doughnuts

Let me just go ahead and apologize now if you are on a low-carb diet like I am, but these were just too good to keep to myself.

My mom decided to try making doughnuts last week, and they were delicious. I really mean delicious. For real.

This is a once a year kind of treat, but so worth every gram of sugar. Every luscious gram of sugar right down to the glaze.

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Glazed Donuts
2 pkgs active dry yeast
1/4 C warm water 115 degrees
2 C warm milk
1/2 C butter melted and partially cooled
1 C hot mashed potatoes (no seasonings)
3 eggs beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 C sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
9 plus C plain flour ( I use White Lily all purpose as it is the lightest available)

In a large (at least 4 quart) mixing bowl,dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, eggs, vanilla, butter, potatoes, sugar, salt and 3 C flour. Beat well with a hand mixer until well blended and smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. It will take almost the 9 cups of flour. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled. About an hour
Stir down the dough, and rake it out on a well floured board. When you feel that you can handle it, roll it out to a half inch thickness.
Cut with a 2 and 1/2 inch donut cutter. Place on a well greased baking sheet. (I used 5 baking sheets and saved the donut holes and fried those also) Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to an hour.

In the meantime, combine 8 TBSP milk, and 1/2 stick butter (melted and cooled) and 6 or so C confectioners sugar and beat it well.
Have your deep fryer heating to 375 degrees.
When your donuts have risen and the deep fryer is hot enough, begin frying a few at a time. It takse a minute or so and they must be turned midway. Get them golden brown and place on paper towels to drain. While they are still very warm, dip the tops in the glaze and set aside. This makes about 5 dozen delicious donuts.

Try them and let me know how they turn out. She also fried up the doughnut holes and they were even better.

Thanks for stopping by!


I'll be linking up to Foodie Friday so go by there and see how to make Cream-filled doughnuts! 


  1. Oh, these look divine! The glaze is perfection itself. I can see why you all loved them. Atkins used to make a baking mix--wonder if it could be adapted for a low-carb recipe? Have a great weekend!

  2. Mmmmm I can just taste these delectable treats as I dream about biting into one.....mmmmmm!!!! I could not make this recipe as I would eat all five dozen :/ I'd have to run around giving bags out!! Maybe if I could halve it? xo

  3. Yummy!!! My mouth waters as I look at these amazing doughnuts! I've got to try these out!

  4. I'm a big fan of glazed doughnuts and now a fan of your blog, too. Just discovered it tonight. Greetings from Ontario, Canada. Deb

  5. one of my very favorite (cannot eat just one) things!

  6. Those sound wonderful. I haven't made homemade donuts in years. My family would love these- xo Diana

  7. Dang! I can already tell that I'm going to need a larger size slack. Thanks for the recipe. Cherry Kay

  8. Oh Lordy, I haven't had a donut in YEARS!!!! These are making my mouth water. Lucky you. XO, Pinky

  9. OH MY GOSH Anita they look soooooo yummy!! I'm sitting here with my coffee wishing I could reach in and grab one!

  10. Those look better than Krispy Kremes! I think I'll try those tomorrow if I can find the deep fryer.

  11. Gosh, Anita, way to tease us today!! These look amazing!! I have cut back on the sugar; but gosh, this is tempting!!!!(Maybe they will be a naughty weekend 'snack'.)

  12. I haven't had a doughnut in years but have promised myself I'm going to make homemade ones at least once before I die. This might be the very time to do it!

  13. Now I want a doughnut! I sort of have a weakness for a warm glazed doughnut! It is a good thing there is no Krispy Kreme near me anymore!

  14. Why does the passage, "Get thee behind me Satan" keep popping through my head?

    They look delicious, Anita, and once a year is not going to do any harm, right?

  15. These doughnuts look awesome! It was probably worth it to eat them, totally.