Easy Donut Recipe - homemade sugar donuts made with yeast. It’s crispy & golden on the outside, light & fluffy on the inside, and coated in sweet sugar crystals
Attach dough hook to the mixer and turn it on low speed, slowly pour milk mixture into the flour mixture, mix until no flour remains, about 2 minutes (scrapping down the bowl if needed with spatula).
Turn the stand mixer to medium/ low speed and add butter 1 tablespoon at a time. Knead the dough until butter is incorporated and the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes (the dough will stick to the bottom but not the sides).
Transfer to floured surface and knead it few times, about 30 seconds. Form a round ball and place it into a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until it almost doubles in size, about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Using 2 baking sheets, place wire rack onto a baking sheet and line another baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly flour it. Transfer dough onto lightly floured surface, roll it into 12 inch round about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut dough using a 3 inch donut cutter or large glass and mini mason jar.
Pour oil into a dutch oven, about 1 1/2 inches deep and heat over medium heat, measuring 325-350F. Once the oil is heated, add 3 donuts and 3 donut holes, fry until golden color, about 45-50 seconds on one side, flip on the other side and fry 45-50 seconds (be careful not to over fry them). Transfer donuts onto a wired rack and let cool for 10 minutes.
Chocolate Glaze – Combine 4 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips with 1/2 cup hot whole milk, whisk until chocolate melts. Add 2 cups of sifted powdered sugar, whisk until no lumps. Use for dipping donuts.