Monday, July 14, 2014

Homemade Mini Powdered Donuts

In my husband's family, the donut is sacred. It is something he has passed down to our 5-year-old, at least once a week I will wake up to find both my husband and daughter gone having woken up early to sneak out and try a new donut shop. They have tried almost all of the ones in are area and are slowly moving farther and farther away in search of the perfect donut. When they aren't questing for the perfect donut, I like to appease them by making this fun and delicious powdered donut recipe. They love it and it is fairly easy to make. 

You will need:

  • 1.5 cups lukewarm water
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 envelop yeast
  • 2 eggs, beaten slightly
  • 1 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 7 cups flour
  • 1/4 C. Shortening
  • Pan with oil for frying
  • 2- 3 C. Powdered Sugar
  • Lid or cookie cutter for cutting the donuts 
Mix the sugar, water and yeast into a bowl and let sit for about 10 minutes. In a different bowl, mix evaporated milk, eggs and salt together. After the 10 minutes mix the egg mixture into the yeast mixture. Add 3 cups of the flour and stir until mixed well. Add the shortening, stirring constantly while you add the rest of the flour. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth. Let your dough rise for at least 2 hours.

Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and then use a small round cookie cutter or lid to cut the donuts. I use a lid from one of my spice jars. Add a small hole to the center of the donut with your thumb and then slowly stretch out the dough. Fry in oil heated to about 350 degrees until golden brown. Flip the donuts often to make sure the color is even. Drain the beignets for a few moments on a plate with paper twoels.  Add your powdered sugar to a brown lunch sack. Then add the hot donuts to the sack, close and shake until donuts are covered in sugar. Then enjoy the delicious, airy-ness of these donuts.

Make sure you check out the other 9 fabulous donut recipes participating in the hop today. Just click on the picture or title below to grab the recipe. Image Map
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Snap Creativity - Pina Colada donuts
Messes to Memories -  Chocolate Caramel Cake donuts
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Over The Big Moon - Sweet Waffle donuts  
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Cranberry Morning said...

I'm pretty glad those gorgeous donuts aren't sitting here in front of me right now. I'm pinning this, and if my husband is really lucky, some day I'll make them. They look fantastic!

Pam from Over the Big Moon said...

Seriously - how adorable are these! Can't wait to try them!

Vanessa Barker said...

My kids' favorite donut is a powdered. I'm definitely gonna have to try these!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

one of my favorite things as a kid was waking up early to get donuts love that your guys do it so often. These look delish too

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Powdered doughnuts have been a lifelong fav! Your recipe looks absolutely perfect. Pinning to my "Creative Yummery: Dougnuts" board.

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Carisa said...

What a great tradition your family has!!! I hope they find their perfect doughnut soon... Yours look scrumptious!

Amber Brady said...

I always inhale powdered sugar when I eat these donuts, but they are classic nonetheless! Looks great!

Tauni said...

Powdery goodness jump in my mouth now! Seriously though, I think my boys would die for these yummy donuts!

Masshole Mommy said...

How cute and hole YUM! I can't wait to try these.

Kung Phoo said...

That is a great bonding time for them.. We used to have a neighbor who made fresh donuts, and we all would flock there.. nothing like it.

Mistee Dawn said...

Yum, yum and yum! I need some of these in my life!

Heather Jones said...

I have never made donuts before, but I got a cake pop maker and I thought about making donut holes. I bet your recipe would work for that!

Dan from Platter Talk said...

I know some boys who are going to love these; and their dads too! Great post!

Erin Slocum said...

Those look so good! I'd love to try them as gluten free!

Annemarie Leblanc said...

You can't go wrong with donuts, they look amazing!

Liz Mays said...

Powdered donuts are a weakness of mine! Those look so good!

Dawn said...

These look great! I think it is cute how your daughter and husband have a tasty tradition :D

Stacey Werner said...

I've never made my own doughnuts before! I definitely want to try some.

mail4rosey said...

That's fun that they search donut shops together. And it's nice that you appease them in the interim. ;)

Lexie Lane said...

I've always wanted to make homemade donuts! Yum! Thanks so much for this recipe!

Maddi'sMommy said...

Oh yum! Those look really good. :)