Updated: Sep 13
Did you know that today is National Donut Day? Donuts are a fun treat that can be jazzed up and can be used as a brunch staple to compliment salty pairings such as bacon or a tasty sausage. Go ahead and grab the ingredients below to whip up a batch of tasty donuts.
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1 c. whole milk
1/4 c. plus 1 tsp. granulated sugar, divided
1 packet (or 2 1/4 tsp.) active dry yeast
4 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
6 tbsp. butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Canola or vegetable oil, for frying
1/4 c. whole milk
2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Recipe credit: Delish.com
We snagged this recipe from Delish.com and wanted to give it a try for National Donut Day to put together a sweet and salty brunch combination. We followed the directions below from delish's website and came up with a yummy brunch board!
Grease a large bowl with cooking spray and set aside. In a small, microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup, add milk. Microwave until lukewarm, 40 seconds. Add a teaspoon of sugar and stir to dissolve, then sprinkle over yeast and let sit until frothy, about 8 minutes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together remaining sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla with a wooden spoon. Pour in yeast mixture, mix to combine, then add in dry ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon until a shaggy dough forms. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead until elastic and only slightly tacky, adding more flour a teaspoon at a time if needed, about 5 minutes.
Form into a tight ball then place dough in oiled bowl and cover with a clean dish towel. Let dough rise in a warm spot in your kitchen until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment. Punch down dough, then turn onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out into a ½” thick rectangle. Using a doughnut cutter or 3” and 1” biscuit cutters, punch out your doughnuts. Re-knead scraps together and punch out as well. Place doughnuts and holes onto baking sheets, cover with dish towel, and let rise again, about 40 minutes more.
Make glaze: In a large bowl, whisk together milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
Line a large baking sheet with paper towels. In a large dutch oven over medium heat, heat 2'' oil to 350°. Cook doughnuts, in batches, until deeply golden on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Holes will cook even faster!
Transfer doughnuts to paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain and cool slightly. Dip into glaze, then place onto a cooling rack (or eat immediately!).
We had every intention of trying this recipe but due to poor planning we were not able to execute by National Donut Day, so we grabbed some of our favorite store bought donuts instead and enjoyed donuts!
Tell us below in the comments, are you pulling out the baking ware and whipping up a batch of donuts today OR are you taking the easy route out and hitting up Uber Eats to bring your favorite donuts to you? By the way, if you are really going to order those donuts why not use the code eats-cadenj118ue at checkout to get $20 off your first Uber Eats order of $25 or more. Terms apply.