Decorating By SeriousCakes Updated 19 Jan 2009 , 4:30am by kimberlina25

SeriousCakes Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 12:48am
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Ok, to me, donuts are just a small step away from cakes. I have tried numerous recipes and have yet to land the jackpot. I'm looking for 2 recipes actually; the kind you buy at the fair, cakey, dense, delicious, and the kind that are light and you would cover with glaze.
Does anyone have a recipe they're willing to part with? I know I could shortcut this and use canned bisuits but that takes a little of the fun out of it for me.

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kelleym Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 1:39am
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I've never made this recipe, but in general you can't go wrong with an Alton Brown recipe from Good Eats. Here are the recipes from his Donut episode:

kimberlina25 Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 12:43am
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these are the doughnuts i grew up on, my mom made them a couple of times a year, they are one of my fav memories.

i realize many think that canned biscuit dough make fine doughnuts, clearly they have never had homemade. these are a little time consuming, but they are fantastic!!!

2 cups of hot water
½ Cup of shortening
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp yeast
Dash of nutmeg
4-6 cups of flour

Combine water, shortening, sugar, salt, yeast and nutmeg in a microwaveable bowl. Mix in 2 cups of flour, keeping adding cups until dough is sticky.  
Make well in dough and put in microwave at lowest setting for 5 minutes.
Let rise ½ hr

Put flour on counter and knead until smooth.
Roll out until ½ inch thick, let rise ½ hr
Heat up oil, cut out and fry.

3 cups powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp Karo Syrup

Mix together, add 1 tsp of water as needed.
Yields: 30 delicious doughnuts


SeriousCakes Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 3:35am
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Thank you! I think I've tried Alton's donuts before, and while they were good they weren't what I was hoping for.
Kimberlina, I think I'm going to give these a try this week, thank you!!

7yyrt Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 4:14am
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I want to give you my favorite recipe, but am waiting for the author's feedback. I don't know how she would like it credited.

kimberlina25 Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 4:30am
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Originally Posted by Serious_Cakes

Kimberlina, I think I'm going to give these a try this week, thank you!!

you are very welcome, i hope you enjoy them! sorry if you don't

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