Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

There are few desserts that I can eat 7 or 8 of in one sitting.

Seven cupcakes?  I’d do my best, but nah…

Eight scoops of ice cream?  Nope…

Seven pieces of pie?  No way!!

Seven or eight warm homemade glazed doughnuts?

*Gulp*  Ten.  Easily.


No kidding.  These are a sweet, light, fluffy, circle of joy.  Warm out of the fryer and then dipped in a vanilla or chocolate glaze.    Gets me every time.    I make a large batch for the family to enjoy and then immediately box up the rest to give away.  You can’t keep this stuff just lying around.

It’s lethal.


This is a perfect Sunday morning activity to do with the whole family.   We fried some with holes and some without.  No filling needed.

We dipped.

We double dipped.

We, errr… triple dipped too.


See the pink ones below?  Just a dab of coloured gel in the your glaze.  Easy peasy.


Do you share my love of the doughnut?  I can’t wait to hear about it!!

Glazed Yeast Doughnut

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 pkg (8 grams) – instant yeast, quick rise
  •  3 tbsp honey (I use creamed honey)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk, heated to 115 degrees
  • 3 egg yolks
  • enough oil for frying

1.  Mix cake flour, salt, yeast, honey and shortening in a large bowl.   Slowly add the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.  Add one cup of the all-purpose flour and the egg yolks.  Add another cup of all-purpose flour and mix just until combined.  The dough will be sticky.  Dump the dough onto a counter and knead for 8 minutes adding just enough flour to allow you to knead without it sticking to the counter (add as little as possible).    The dough ball will be very soft and moist.

2.  Place the dough back in the bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour (overnight is good too!!).

3.  Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface (to about 1/2″ thickness).  Cut out with a doughnut cutter or use a biscuit cutter.  I used a 2″ biscuit cutter and an icing tip for the hole.

4.  Let doughnuts rise on a flour dusted parchment lined baking sheet (cover them up with a towel!).  Once doubled in size (about 1/2 an hour), they are ready to fry in oil heated to 350 degrees!  Fry on each side for approx.     1 1/2 minutes per side.  No more!  Drain on a wire rack over a baking sheet.

Glaze while still warm.

Vanilla Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2-4 tbsp warm milk – just enough to make the glaze pouring consistency

1.  Mix all ingredients in a bowl and dip the warm doughnuts in.

*for the chocolate, I used the same glaze above but added 3-4 tbsp of dark cocoa powder


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19 responses to “Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

  1. Oh sweet mother of mercy…these donuts look incredible! And your photos are beautiful. Those chocolate glazed ones are calling my name. I need to get over my fear of frying at home and make these asap!

  2. Yum! I wouldn’t want to share those!

  3. The donuuts look so irresistable!!! YUM!!

  4. Oh my god how gorgeous r these. I would gobble a few of them down easily 🙂 they r to die for.

  5. I am definetly trying these bad boys!!! They look delicious!

  6. Your donuts look beautiful! I love the pink glaze, can i use regular yeast instead of quick rise?

  7. Great post! Loved your bakes, it looks awesome! =)

  8. eastofedencook

    Oh my goodness! It certainly would be a challenge to know when to stop devouring the enchanting donuts! An exceptional post!

  9. Yes, I can see why you can’t stop at just one or two of these. They look irresistible! So glad you posted your glaze recipe for the too!

  10. Gail

    Oh my gosh Rennee! Is there no end to the torture…but I love it! I have always wanted to make doughnuts and these might just be the ones. They look amazing!

  11. OMG I need a donut now..NEED. These look so good.

  12. These look amazing! Reminds me of when I was younger and you could buy fresh doughnuts on stalls in town! 🙂

  13. Thanks for the glaze recipe! I have a doughnut maker and this glaze will be perfect! 🙂

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  15. These look absolutely yummmmmmmm……… I am drooling as I read this; you writing is also very evocative.

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  17. SaraB

    Oh! this looks so great, I love donuts

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