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Dunkin' Donuts' Recipes
Don't lie. Everybody likes donuts. Well, that is if you're not allergic in any way. It really doesn't matter if you're on a diet or not, if there's a donut in your hand, and you're staring at it, without taking a bite, your mouth will be watering. So, don't stare; just pick that donut up, smell that oh-so-sweet dough, and just sink your teeth into the soft, sweet material that you know so well, and love. I bet your mouth is watering even now, so I guess I don't have to send you a donut, but instead I can give you a recipe to make it yourself. In fact, you're going to make about a DOZEN chocolate iced donuts or simple glazed donuts, that taste exactly like the real thing, for less than half the price! I really hope you like it.
Some Tips and Tidbits
To make it even better (that's possible?)
**Note, that you will need something to cut your donuts, and their holes. I suggest using a donut cutter. In case you don't have one, (I don't), you can easily use a standard 15-ounce can of something--vegetables, refried beans, even dog food, and make sure to wash it out and clean it. Then punch a hole in the other end of the can so it is not held up with a vacuum. For the holes, I suggest using a small cap with about a 1 1/4 inch diameter. I will say this again in steps 7 and 8.**
You can also make the "donut holes" that they make at Dunkin' donuts by cooking and glazing the holes you've punched out the same way you prepared the donuts. You can easily powder these, although I don't suggest this for the donuts themselves, but you easily can. so, to do this just don't make any glaze or chocolate glaze, and toss them in a small container with a good amount of powdered sugar in it, cover completely, and set on a separate tray.
- one 1/4 ounce package active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons warm water (98 degrees Fahrenheit)
- 3/4 cup warm milk (3o seconds in the microwave will do)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons margarine or butter
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 cups vegetable or canola oil
- 5 1/3 tablespoons margarine or butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup hot water
- ~CHOCOLATE GLAZE
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 bag powdered sugar
Directions - Speed it up! How do I make these?
- In a medium bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
- Add the milk, margarine or butter, egg (yolk & whites, please/ no shell), sugar, and salt, and blend with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add about half the flour and mix for 30 seconds.
- Add the remaining flour and knead the dough with flour-dusted hands until smooth.
- Cover the bowl of dough and leave it in a comfy, warm place until the dough doubles in size, about 1 hour. You can tell that the dough has risen enough when you poke it with your finger and the indentation stays.
- Roll out the dough on a heavily floured surface until it's about 1/2 inch thick.
- If you don't have a donut cutter, and don't intend to buy one, here's a way to punch out your dough: empty a standard 15-ounce can of whatever you can find. Be sure to wash the can very well, and punch a hole in the opposite end so that the dough won't be held inside the can by a vacuum.
- When you've punched out all the dough(you should have about a dozen unholed donuts), it's time for the holes. Find the cap to a bottle of lemon juice or Worcestershire sauce, or any other small cap with a diameter of about 1 1/4 inches. Use this to punch out holes in the center of each of your donuts.
- Place the donuts on plates or cookie sheets, cover, and let stand in the same warm, comfy place until they nearly double in size. This will take around 30 to 45 minutes.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Bring the oil to about 350Â°F. it is easily tested with tiny portions of scrap dough left over from punching out the doughnuts. The dough should be bubbling rapidly, immediately from when you drop it in.
- Fry each donut for about 30 seconds per side, or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on paper towels, unless you want to powder them, and if so, then you want to cover them in powder after 30 seconds of cooling. You are done if you made powdered donuts at this point.
- For either the plain or the chocolate glaze, combine the margarine or butter with the powdered sugar in a medium bowl and blend with an electric mixer.
- Add the vanilla and hot water. Mix until smooth.
- If you're making the chocolate glaze, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds. Stir, then microwave another 30 seconds and stir again until completely melted. Add to the plain glaze mixture. Blend until smooth.
- When the donuts have cooled, dip each top surface into the glaze and then set on a plate to cool for about 15 minutes, until the glaze firms up.
Well, now you have a delicious donut. Eat it. Like it? No. Love it? Yes.