Krispy Cream Donut Recipe

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Colorful and tasty for the Holidays; this Krispy Cream Donut knock of recipe is pretty good. I don’t think it’s exactly the same but pretty close. It’s been a long time since I made donuts so I decided to make some up, and add some Christmas color. I have been making a lot more sweet treats than usual; time to cut it back before I gain 20 lbs over the Holidays. This Krispy Cream Donut recipe is a simple recipe, but it is time consuming due to the time needed for the dough to rise. I think you could help yourself out a bunch with this if you used a Bread Machine to make the dough. Why I didn’t think of that till now I don’t know; getting old I guess. Enjoy


Krispy Cream Donut Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 48 donuts
  • Doughnuts
  • 2 cups scalded milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 4 eggs ( beaten)
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 7 cups sifted flour
  • Glaze
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup cold water
  1. Mix together ingredients for glaze.
  2. Melt butter in hot milk, add 1 tsp sugar and salt. Allow to cool.
  3. Beat in yeast, nutmeg, eggs, remaining sugar, and 3 cups flour.
  4. Add rest of flour (dough will be sticky).
  5. Knead for 5 minutes then allow to rise for 1-1½ hours.
  6. Roll out dough, cut into shapes.
  7. Do not re-roll dough, then allow to rise for 30-45 minutes.
  8. Heat oil to 365° and fry 1 - 2 minutes on each side or until brown. Toss in the doughnut holes first, let those cook, and then proceed to cooking the donuts.
  9. Let them cool on a paper towel - helps get the glaze to stick.
  10. Dip in warm glaze.


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