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: