Yeast donuts are one of my husbands favorite treats. I don't make them often. This morning was one of those rare occasions.
Donuts are not hard to make. I don't make them much because they take more time than oatmeal or fried eggs (my choice for breakfast). When you are the cook you usually get to choose what's for breakfast. At least in this house. :)
This is my donut recipe:
1/4 cup warm water
2 tsp. yeast
1/2 cup milk
2 TBS. butter
2 TBS. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2-2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
Mix water and yeast in a bowl. Heat milk and butter in a small sauce pan just until butter melts; cool to 120* F.
Add sugar, egg, and salt to the yeast and water. Add milk and butter; mix well.
Stir in flour a little at a time until a soft dough is formed. Turn out to a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.
Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise for an hour or until doubled. Punch down the dough. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning.....
Roll out dough to 1/2" thick. Cut into desired shapes. Cover with towel and let rise 20-25 minutes.
Deep-fry in hot fat (375*F.) until lightly browned, about 30 seconds per side.
Drain on paper towel. Coat with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or glaze.
This recipe yields about one dozen donuts.