Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bread Maker Doughnuts

You can easily double this recipe but this makes the perfect amount for us...about 8 doughnuts.
1/2 cup warm milk
1/2 beaten egg
1/4 cup butter
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp active dry yeast
8 cups vegetable oil (I used my deep fryer)

Place the milk and egg into the pan of bread maker and then add butter and dry ingredients in order listed, with yeast on top.
Select dough setting.
When cycle is finished, cut the dough into 8 pieces and form each into a disc.
Use a bottle top to punch out middle for doughnut holes.
Let the doughnuts rise on floured surface until at least doubled in size...this took hours for me, but all depends on air temperature.  And I wanted my doughnuts to be as light and airy as possible.
Heat oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees.
Gently place a few doughnuts in fryer until they float and turn golden brown, 1-2 minutes.
Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

I placed powdered sugar in a paper bag and shook each doughnut to coat immediately.

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