Donuts, donuts! … I think this is food from heaven. These donuts are light and fluffy and they just melt in your mouth. Perfect for … hmm, all the time? I think so.
Since the dough has yeast, you need about 2 and a half hours to make them, but they are so worth it. When I found this recipe some years ago I was making them with all-purpose flour, but one day I wanted to make donuts and didn´t have all-purpose flour and used the self-rising flour. Now I´m glad that happened. The self-rising flour makes the donuts come out lighter. The glaze is so easy to make and it gives it the perfect finishing touch.
Preparar la levadura.
Prepare the yeast mixture.
Mezclar todos los ingredientes y dejar leudar la masa.
Mix all the ingredients and let the dough rise.
Estirar la masa y cortar de forma deseada. Poner los donuts sobre una toalla y dejarlos leudar. NO juntar la masa otra vez, hace que los donuts salgan duros.
Roll out the dough and cut it into the desired shape. Let the donuts rise on a towel. DON´T mix the dough together again, as the donuts will come out tough when you do that.
Calendar el aceite y fritar las donas. Dejar escurrir y sumergir en el glaseado.
Heat up the oil and fry the donuts. Drain the donuts and dip them in the glaze.
3 tazas de aceite vegetal para freír
1/4 cup lukewarm water (59ml./2fl.oz.)
4 teaspoons dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
6 cups self-rising flour (750gr./1 lb.-10.46oz.)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar (100gr./3.53oz.)
1-1/2 cups lukewarm milk (350ml./12fl.oz.)
1/3 cup vegetable shortening melted (64gr./2.2oz.)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups vegetable oil for frying
5 cups icing sugar (625gr./1lb.-6.05oz.)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 tablespoons milk (118.29ml./4fl.oz.)
In a large bowl, add the milk, eggs , sugar , salt , shortening and 3 cups of flour. Beat with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes. (if your mixer is too small, skip this step and do everything by hand)
Put the mixture on a table and add the remaining flour (3 cups) and knead for 10 minutes until you have an elastic dough.
In a greased bowl, place the dough and cover it with a towel. Let stand for an hour and half or until double in size.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough and cut with a donut cutter or using a cup and a small cookie cutter. Place the donuts on a towel and let stand for half an hour.
Heat the oil over low heat. It will take 10 to 15 minutes to heat up. Fry the donuts for about 40 seconds each side and drain on paper towels.
Make the glaze by mixing all the ingredients in a big bowl. Dip each donut in the glaze and let it drain on a rack. Enjoy while fresh (they are not good the next day).