Homemade Krispy Kremes


Krispy Kreme Glazed Donuts are the original glazed yeast donuts that made Krispy Kreme famous. I've been known to turn around when the "HOT" sign is on at Krispy Kreme . There's nothing quite like biting into a warm Krispy Kreme donut - it melts in your mouth and leaves you wanting for more and more. I must muster all the willpower inside me to stop at two. But so far, it was an impossible task.

* Ingredients :

° 3 tablespoons milk
° 3 tablespoons boiling water
° 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
° 8 ounces all-purpose flour (just under 2 cups, I recommend measuring and weight. See my note above)
° 1 1/2 ounces sugar (about 3 tablespoons)
° 1 egg
° 1 ounce butter, cool to room temperature
° 1 pinch of salt
° oil
° 1/3 cup butter
° 2 cups confectioners' sugar
° 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
° 4 tablespoons hot water (or as needed)

* Directions : 

In a large measuring jug, mix the milk and boiling water. Adding a tsp of sugar also yeast. Sweetly stir, then let in a warm place To yeast (aka froth) activates.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, remaining sugar, and salt. Cut the butter in with your fingers or using a pastry blender until it resembles crumbs.

Add the eggs (beaten quickly) and yeast mixture to the flour mixture and combine into a smooth dough. This commomly takes about 5 min of mixing.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured counter and knead it for 5 to 10 minutes - the dough should feel springy and small bubbles should form under the surface. Placing it back in bowl, covering with a cloth , also let it high about an 1 h  until it doubles in size.
Once cooked, put the dough on the counter and cut it into 4 pieces. One piece at a time, tighten it into a long rope about an inch to an inch and a half wide. Cutting strips for an inch long, lift ball with your hands, and place on a baking tray or wire rack to wait.

Cover the holes with a cloth so that they rise while the oil is heating to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Put the buns in the oil and fry until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes. Make sure to only fry a little at a time so they don't get crowded and stick together.

Drain on a paper towel or wire rack over a rag before glazing. Make sure to buff them warm or they won't get that delicious coverage!

Enjoy !