Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

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These yeast doughnuts covered with glazed icing are even better than the store-bought ones! This yeast donut recipe is easy and fun to make.


  • ¾ cup scalded milk
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (Optional)
  • ⅓ cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • oil for deep frying
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 tablespoons milk


Stir together scalded milk, sugar, and salt in a large bowl; set aside to cool until tepid. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl; let stand until creamy, about 5 minutes.

Stir together flour and nutmeg in a bowl. Add 2 cups flour mixture to milk mixture; beat until well-blended.

Stir yeast mixture into milk and flour mixture, then mix in butter and eggs. Mix in remaining flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time. When dough is firm enough, turn it onto a floured surface and knead for 3 to 4 minutes. Place into an oiled bowl, cover, and allow dough to rise until doubled, 30 to 35 minutes.

Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into circles using a donut or round cutter. Set aside to rise until light, 30 to 40 minutes.

Heat 1-inch-deep oil in a deep, heavy frying pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Fry donuts in hot oil a few at a time. Cook each side until golden brown, then remove to drain on paper towels. Glaze while warm, or sprinkle with sugar.

Stir together confectioners’ sugar and 6 tablespoons milk in a bowl until smooth. Dip warm donuts into glaze; set aside to cool.

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 2 hrs
Servings: 24 – Yield: 24 doughnuts



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