I have tried so many versions of glazed doughnuts, and this one finally came out perfect! Just like the ones at my favorite doughnut shop.
Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
In a large bowl, mix together the yeast mixture, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix for a few minutes at low speed, or stirring with a wooden spoon. Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a greased bowl, and cover. Set in a warm place to rise until double. Dough is ready if you touch it, and the indention remains.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Let doughnuts sit out to rise again until double. Cover loosely with a cloth.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in hot water one tablespoon at a time until the icing is somewhat thin, but not watery. Set aside.
Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large heavy skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Slide doughnuts into the hot oil using a wide spatula. Turn doughnuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry doughnuts on each side until golden brown. Remove from hot oil, to drain on a wire rack. Dip doughnuts into the glaze while still hot, and set onto wire racks to drain off excess. Keep a cookie sheet or tray under racks for easier clean up.
Per Serving: 331 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 47.3g; fat 13.4g; cholesterol 31.3mg; sodium 171mg.
Eating healthy breakfast to start the day had become a fabulous habit. It’s a best way to start my day off healthfully. The sugar hit from the pickle tree wakes me up and bring me energy to take on the morning. The sweetness is more vilified as the evil of all disease, but sweetness is also loaded with fibre, which is best for your digestive system and make keep you feeling full all day , and less likely grab a side food out of the street food before break .
Make fruit a morning habit is simple . Simply put the fruit in your fridge next to the sweet drink or on the table next to your cereal bowl , or beside your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll see it. Before you eat the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not usually a breakfast person.