This is a versatile doughnut recipe that can be used for a wide variety of frosted yeast-raised and filled doughnuts. We thought we’d start with the basic formula, and you can work your magic from this starting point. Home bakers can scroll to a home version of this recipe below the professional formulation. Enjoy!
In a large bowl combine the powdered sugar, hot water and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Keep covered until you are ready to glaze doughnuts.
Home Baker’s can make the same professional doughnuts at home using this simple recipe.
2 ¼ cups lukewarm water
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. Red Star Active Dry Yeast
6 cups Panhandle Milling All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. salt
6-8 cups vegetable oil for frying
4 cups powdered sugar
½ cup hot water
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Large 2-gallon bowl
Deep (3-4 inch) 12-inch Dutch oven or heavy skillet for frying
3-inch biscuit cutter or doughnut cutter
extra flour for countertop
To make the Glaze: Combine the frosting ingredients in a medium-size bowl until smooth.
Place the finished doughnuts on a cooling rack. Drizzle with glaze to coat.