Monday, October 12, 2009

Copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Yummmm yum yum yum! I love these things dipped in chocolate glaze and sprinkled with coconut. I also love them with a little bit of huckleberry puree in the dough. Oh heck I just love these things!

For the huckleberry doughnuts I took the dough and divided it in half. With half the dough, I added ¼ cup of huckleberries I’d ground in the food processor and then kneaded in enough flour to make it the consistency of the plain dough. After frying the huckleberry doughnuts I dipped them in vanilla glaze. I think I might use a little less vanilla extract next time. It overpowered the flavor of the delicate huckleberries a bit.

With the plain dough I made chocolate glazed doughnuts and top them with sprinkles and coconut. My daughter claimed the sprinkled ones and my husband the coconut. I think the two of them ate most of their calories in doughnuts this past weekend. I'm feeling a tad guilty about this.

You might find it easier to just run to your local donut shop, but there is a benefit to making your own. Because they get fried so quickly and drained well on paper towels they are not greasy. Granted I didn’t say healthy! Just not greasy.

Oh, and my friend Krista says doughnut holes have no calories. I think her logic makes perfect sense. So don't forget to fry those up too.

Mmmm Doughnuts

2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
1/4 cup water (105-115)
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup shortening
5 cups all-purpose flour
Canola oil

Creamy Glaze
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (I'll use less next time, this amount overpowered the flavors)
4-6 tablespoons hot water

Chocolate Frosting
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4-6 tablespoons hot water
4 ounces milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Toppings
Top with your choice of sprinkles, coconut, nuts, bacon, Fruit Loops cereal, or anything you think should be on top of a doughnut.

Instructions
1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-quart bowl.
2. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour.
3. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
4. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
5. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
6. Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 minutes.
7. (Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.) Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.
8. Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.
9. Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
10. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
11. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350°.
12. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula.
13. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.
14. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
15. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain.
16. Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack then when slightly cooled spread chocolate frosting on top.
17. Dip in sprinkles or other toppings after chocolate if desired.
18. Creamy Glaze: Heat butter until melted.
19. Remove from heat.
20. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
21. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
22. Chocolate Frosting: Heat butter and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
23. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
24. Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

Makes about 24 doughnuts and 24 doughnut holes.

Recipe from Roosie on RecipeZaar. Pictures by Laura Flowers.


26 comments:

Coleen's Recipes said...

I've made these before, they are to die for good!! I'll have to try the added fruit variation, sounds yummy.

La Table De Nana said...

They are gorgeous Laura!! Each and every one..Just perfect!

The Cooking Photographer said...

~Thank-you Monique. :)

~The fruit are quite good Coleen, but its pretty difficult to beat a chocolate covered doughnut with coconut on top!

sherri said...

I didn't even need to know about this. Now that I can make them myself, I'll never lose this extra weight!

Too good to be true!

Spryte said...

Wow!! I think my husband would LOVE these!!

Yours looks FABULOUS!!

Memória said...

O-M-G!!! I want these doughnuts so badly! YUMMMMMMMY!!!

Ginger said...

THAT IS IT!!! I can't believe you made those. WELL I believe it, I just can't believe it!! They look beyond AWESOME!! You have pretty much out done yourself and I am not sure what you follow these up with. I can't wait!! Have a great week. . . .

Ciao Chow Linda said...

You actually made these? I don't know anyone who makes doughnuts. They look like the freshly made ones at Dean & DeLuca that sell out by midday. Would love to try one of those.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Linda they aren't too difficult. Really. Much like making cinnamon rolls but different at the end of course.

Kathy - Cooking On the Side said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job on these! I just made donuts for the first time myself last week, it was a lot of fun. Next time I'll have to try this recipe - and invite a few friends over to take them off our hands!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Kathy,

Wait, I was supposed to have help from friends?

Oh....

Oh well.

Laura

Tiffiny Felix said...

Oh my gosh! It's just not right! They are so beautiful and lucious...I think I just gained 5 pounds... ;)

Federica said...

wow complimenti!! meravigliosi e buonissimi!

Mary said...

These look good enough to make me want to join the police force :-).

CinnamonQuill said...

Donuts must be the most enticing food, ever. These look incredible, incredible!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thank-you!

Lydia said...

You have a gift! I can see why your website is so wildly popular. Not only are the stories fun to read but the pictures are amazing and the recipes make my mouth water. The fact that you made cupcakes for the bake sale just took on a whole new meaning. :)

ButterYum said...

Um yeah, Hi. I'll take a dozen chocolate glazed with sprinkles please - to go.

:)
I love what Kathia said on her blog... your photos make us fat!

Karine said...

Wowow great pics and your doughnuts look amazing! thanks for sharing :)

Kate said...

I have never made doughnuts...I have been afraid too, I guess. These look wonderful! The photography...awesome!

Esi said...

I am guessing this is one of your most popular posts ever!!! I am not a huge doughnut person, but I will do a lot for a warm krispy kreme. Glad to know I can easily make them at home!

Jamie said...

Okay, Laura, that does it, I'm coming to visit! And I want donuts everyday. I will help if you ask me to. These look fabulous! Fabulous! And son has been begging for me to make donuts (see, you are a nicer mom than I am) and I have just found my recipe!

And you made my day today: I woke up to your slew of comments left on everyone of my latest blog posts! LOL You are the best! We will meet, I promise!

s said...

mmmm doughnuts indeed!! SUPER!!

Hendria said...

yummy yummy great photos... :)
I will be trying these...

Ribbon Clown said...

Hi Laura, I made this doughnuts for my birthdays and it turned out marvelous!! the doughnuts are so soft inside and it's more yummy when dipped it with the creamy glaze.. I LOOOVEE the creamy glaze.. TQ for thee recipe.. May I share it in my blog? TQ

The Cooking Photographer said...

Of course you can! I hope you had a great Birthday!

Laura

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