Homemade Glazed Doughnuts


Certainly! Here’s a homemade glazed doughnut recipe that will yield delicious, fluffy doughnuts with a sweet glaze:


For the Doughnuts:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water (about 110°F or 45°C)
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (about 110°F or 45°C)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

For the Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Activate the Yeast:

  • In a small bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy.

2. Mix the Dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar, and salt.
  • Add the yeast mixture, eggs, and softened butter. Mix until well combined.
  • Gradually add the flour and mix until a soft, sticky dough forms.

3. Knead the Dough:

  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Add more flour if necessary to prevent sticking.

4. First Rise:

  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-1.5 hours or until it has doubled in size.

5. Roll and Cut:

  • Once the dough has risen, roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Use a doughnut cutter or a round cutter and a smaller one for the holes to cut out doughnuts and doughnut holes.

6. Second Rise:

  • Place the cut doughnuts and holes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Cover them with a clean kitchen towel and let them rise for about 30 minutes.

7. Heat the Oil:

  • In a deep, heavy-bottomed pot, heat about 2-3 inches of vegetable oil to 350-375°F (175-190°C).

8. Fry the Doughnuts:

  • Carefully place a few doughnuts at a time into the hot oil.
  • Fry for about 1-2 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the doughnuts and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

9. Make the Glaze:

  • In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until you have a smooth glaze.

10. Glaze the Doughnuts: – While the doughnuts are still warm, dip them into the glaze, covering them completely. – Place the glazed doughnuts on a wire rack to allow any excess glaze to drip off.

11. Serve: – Let the glaze set for a few minutes, and then serve your homemade glazed doughnuts while they’re still fresh and delicious!

Enjoy your homemade glazed doughnuts! They’re perfect for breakfast or as a sweet treat anytime.