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How to Make Donuts from Scratch

How to Make Donuts from Scratch

Donuts, food from heaven. These donuts are light, melt in your mouth goodness.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting TIme 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 22
Calories 260kcal
Author Lizet Bowen



  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening (64g)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 6 cups self-rising flour (750g)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (100g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups vegetable oil for frying


  • 5 cups icing sugar (625g)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk (120ml)


  • In a measuring glass, add milk and shortening. Heat in the microwave for 1:40 minutes. Remove the glass and add 1 teaspoon of sugar and 4 teaspoons of dry yeast. Stir and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, add 6 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Add 2 beaten eggs, and milk with the yeast. Mix with your hands or a wooden ladle until the dough comes together.
  • Put the dough on a clean and flat surface, sprinkled with a little flour. Knead for 10 minutes stretching the dough with the palm of the hand and folding it again. Until the dough is soft and elastic.
  • Grease a large bowl with vegetable oil, put the dough and cover with a towel. Let it stand for 1.5 hours or until doubled in size.
  • On a floured surface, roll dough to 2 cm / 1 inch thick and cut with a donut cutter. If you do not have one, you can use a glass and a small lid. Lay donuts on a kitchen towel and let it rest for half an hour.
  • Heat the oil on low heat (180C / 360F). Fry each donut for about 1 minute each side, and let drain on paper towels.
  • Prepare the glaze by mixing all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Dip each donut in the glaze and let drain on a rack.
  • Serve while they are fresh (they are not very good the next day).


If you are rolling the leftover dough again, you'll get 26 donuts.
Calories: The calories listed on this card were taken from calorieking.com