Glazed and Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnuts from Jean’s Basic Bread Dough Recipe

Glazed Doughnuts from Jean's Basic Bread Dough Recipe

Glazed Doughnuts from Jean’s Basic Bread Dough Recipe

As promised yesterday, here are the glorious doughnuts from Jean’s Basic Bread Dough recipe which makes 5 loaves of bread.  When I made it, I made 2 loaves of bread and used the rest of the dough for doughnuts and ended up with about 60 doughnuts!  And they are delicious!

Start off by making a batch of Jean’s Basic Bread Dough, recipe found here.

Follow the recipe through step 4 then come back here.

1  Melt/heat Crisco shortening to 350 – 375 in an electric fry pan.  Make sure there is enough melted shortening for the doughnuts to float in.

2  While shortening is melting/heating, prepare the glaze.  Combine one 2 pound bag of powdered sugar with 1/2 – 1 cup of hot water and 1 – 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, whisk until smooth.  The glaze should not be too thin.

3  Starting with a handful of dough, press it out into a thin layer with your fingers and cut out circles with a round cookie cutter, biscuit cutter or the ring from the top of a large mason jar like Jean does.  Place rounds on a cookie sheet and let rise again for 10 – 15 minutes.

4  Take one dough round and, using your thumbs, form a hole in the middle of your doughnut.  Place carefully in hot shortening and repeat with remaining circles.  When  one side of the dough is nicely browned, flip with a bamboo skewer and let fry until nicely browned on other side.  Remove using skewer to paper towel lined tray/cookie sheet for a minute then dip in glaze on both sides, again using skewer or you can roll in cinnamon and sugar like these:

Cinnamon and Sugar Doughnuts from Jean's Basic Bread Dough Recipe

Cinnamon and Sugar Doughnuts from Jean’s Basic Bread Dough Recipe

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