Nothing beats these homemade fried donuts. The interior is fluffy, soft, and light, while the exterior is a slightly crispy barrier coated in the most flavorful chocolate glaze ever. Everyone I know loves the fluffy, melt in your mouth interior. The donuts do not soak up too much oil, and are coated in a smooth and shiny glaze. What are you waiting for? You’ve got to try these tasty donuts!
These Doughnuts are:
- Fluffy and Soft
- Lightly browned
- Coated in shiny glaze
- Has a sweet and chocolatey glaze
- Does not require much effort
- Uses simple
This dough is relatively easy to make, and uses some very straight forward ingredients.
The dough comes together very quickly using flour, sugar, salt, an egg, milk, butter, and instant yeast. The dough should be very soft, and comes out very fluffy. The dough also comes together within 20 minutes, and rises quickly.
Cutting the Donuts:
To cut the doughnuts, simply roll the dough to about 1/2 an inch thick, and cut using a cookie cutter or choice. To make the hole in the dough, use a smaller cookie cutter. When you need to re-roll the dough make sure to let the dough rest a bit.
After cutting the doughnuts and the holes, let them rest for 30 minutes before frying.
Who doesn’t love Nutella? I know that we all do 😉
This easy and delicious glaze combines Nutella, cocoa, milk, and some coconut oil (optional). The glaze is sweet and flavorful, and super decadent. This glaze beats the one that covers the donuts at your local bakery; it has the same shine, the chocolatey flavor, and the silky texture. The best part is that it comes together in minutes!
Frying the Donuts:
I recommend working with oil that is around 320F or 160C. If you do not have a thermometer, you can easily toss in a piece of bread, and cook it until it is golden. I recommend frying in canola oil, Mazola oil, and sunflower oil. Fry it on each side until it is a golden brown. I know that the first donut might be burnt or undercooked, so make sure to lightly increase the heat and wait a few moments.
Easy Chocolate Glazed Donuts
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup milk warm milk
- 1/8 cup melted better
- 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
For the glaze:
- 1 cup nutella
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, half of the sugar, and the salt.
- In a small bowl, comnine the yeast, warm milk, the other half of the sugar, melted butter, and room temperature egg. Mix, and set aside. Once the yeast activates, and leaves bubbles on the surface, you can add the liquid mixture into the dries.
- Knead the dough for 10 minutes, until it is soft and elasic, but not too sticky. Brush with some oil, and let the dough rest for 1:30 hours.
- After resting the dough, roll it out to about 1/2 of an inch, and cut it with a cookie cutter that has the diameter of 4 inches. Cut the hole with a cooking cutter that is about 1 inch in diameter. Set the donut holes and donts aside, and let them rise for 30 minutes.
- Heat the oil to 160°C or 320°F and let it heat for 3 minutes. Lay the donuts in the oil, and fry each side until it is a light golden brown. Set onto a towl, and let the oil drain.
For the glaze:
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl until it forms a glaze. You can thicken it with cocoa, and thin it with milk.
- Coat the donuts with glaze while they are warm, and set aside to cool.