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Homemade Doughnuts

Remember last week when I said you should always celebrate with pancakes? Well, there is one exception to this rule. And that, of course, is to celebrate with doughnuts. This was my first attempt at homemade doughnuts, and it most certainly won't be the last. 

Doughnut Recipe | Ingredients: 

1 tbsp yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup whole milk
4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
4 tbsp butter
canola oil for frying the donuts

Mix together the yeast and warm water, and let it sit for five minutes. Combine this with sugar, milk, eggs, butter, and flour. Add the flour last, sifting it in as you mix. Cover bowl with a warm, clean towel, and place in a room temperature area for two hours to rise. 
Next, remove the dough from the bowl and place on a floured surface. Pat it down flat, roughly 1/2 inch thick. Use a large cup as a doughnut cutter and cut out circles, then poke your fingers through the middle of the circle and stretch it out making the doughnut hole. Once you've used all the dough, place on a baking sheet and cover again with the towel. Let it rise for one hour. 
Pour two inches of canola oil in a frying pan and heat to medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, carefully place the doughnuts in the oil. I fried one-two at a time. With tongs, flip them over once the bottom side is a light brown. Once the other side is a light brown color, place it on a cooling rack over paper towels to let the excess oil drip off. Add a topping (listed below) and serve warm.

I used four different types of toppings for the doughnuts:
Sprinkled sugar on top as soon as doughnut is removed from oil.
Dipped in the icing glaze.
Dipped in the icing glaze with smashed blueberries mixed in.
Pouring glaze in a zig zag pattern and sprinkling a cinnamon sugar mix on top.  

Icing Glaze | Ingredients:

3 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup 2% milk

Heat milk and vanilla in a small pan on low heat. Mix in the sugar, creating a thick paste. Bring down heat to the lowest level. Use immediately. 


  1. Omg it looks so yummi and adorable.

  2. I am terribly afraid of just two things...sharks and frying stuff. But these look scrumptious.

  3. Hi!
    This looks so yummilicious! I have to try it and eat all of them.
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  4. YUM. Gorgeous pictures. I would seriously eat every single one! Gotta try this recipe! :)

  5. I want to go to there. Have to make these soon.

  6. Looks so yummy! I'm going to try this.

  7. I love your photography! And thanks for the recipe.

    - Michelle @

  8. those look delicious, i cannot wait to try & make these!

  9. Delicious! Great photos! Will definitely be trying these. :)

  10. These look amazing! I crave donuts 88% of the time

  11. My mouth is officially watering. Donuts are definitely on my list of top 10 favourite foods.

  12. deliciousness!
    - Janine

  13. This look amazing and very tasty!!! :D
    Love it!

  14. These look amaaaaazing. I'm usually not so drawn to homemade doughnut photos but these look dense and so yummy. Ah!

  15. I'll take two,bakers dozen of the blueberry ones please ;)

  16. Is it complicated/treatcherous to cook with yeast?! Damn, they look so yummy!

  17. Those look so incredible, and it being 10am and I still haven't had breakfast, looking at these photos is definitely dangerous. I think I might have to run out to the bakery and pick up some pastries :) - Leith

  18. They look sooo good! You have left me wandering if I have time to make them between now and sunday!


  19. These look too good for your first time!! Drooling over here ;)

  20. it's moments like this that I ask myself, why do i try eating healthy when those look soooo amazing?!!! ha but then I think if i eat in moderation, then all will be fine.

    love these! and I love your blog.


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