Homemade Doughnut Recipes

March 16, 2005

A homemade doughnut being coated in sugar.A quick and easy snack that kids will love, that isn't too messy and quick. Take a roll of pre-made biscuits and using a soda bottle cap take the middle of each one out, fry them for about 3-5 minutes, coat with light sugar and serve, hot fresh donuts. You can make donut holes out of the middle pieces.



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May 5, 2020

I was thinking of making doughnuts formed like corona virus to make our snack time fun. It was actually an experiment but surprisingly, it turned out really good and my boys loved it. I named it coroughnuts.

dipped Doughnuts

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July 14, 2008

Recipe for Easy Doughnuts. Put margarine, sugar and salt in a bowl and add 4 cups hot water. Combine and add yeast. Put in remaining ingredients. Let rise and punch down and let rise again.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
February 20, 2007

Mix together sugar, salt, butter, mashed potatoes, eggs, scalded milk. Let mixture stand until lukewarm and add yeast. Mix in flour.

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August 12, 2005

I have been asked to make doughnuts by my husband. I have made doughnuts in the past but he wants "beer" doughnuts this time. I have never heard of them.


My mother-in-law used to have a recipe her mother had given her but can not find it. Can anyone help me with this special request?

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June 3, 2008

Sift first 4 ingredients and 1/2 cup sugar together in bowl. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Stir in egg, milk and apple, mixing well. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

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September 9, 2005

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center. In a small bowl, cream together the sugar and butter, then beat in the egg.


Add the cider, milk, and vanilla to the creamed mixture.

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May 27, 2005

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed until blended. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients; add to sugar mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in applesauce and vanilla.

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April 4, 2005

In large mixer bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, salt, nutmeg, eggs shortening and 2 cup flour. Blend 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.

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April 4, 2005

Mix the first 6 ingredients with 7 tsp. baking powder and enough flour to make a safe dough. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a 3 inch doughnut cutter. Fry in deep hot fat (375 degrees).

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April 4, 2005

To make sponge: Put 1/2 cake yeast in pint of warm water. Add tablespoon of sugar and add enough flour to make it like bread sponge. Let raise until light.

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April 2, 2005

Try these homemade donuts!

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January 18, 2003

I am a new subscriber and I'm looking for a fun, easy recipe for homemade doughnuts to try with my son. Some I have found are very involved and time consuming in the making.

If anyone has a few good recipes, of different varieties, I would really appreciate it! Thanks


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January 23, 20030 found this helpful

This is not a made-from-scratch recipe, but for children to help it is perfect. Start with a tube of biscuits. Pat them out just a bit, and cut a hole in the center...a bottle cap will work for this operation...the cap off a 2 liter soda bottle, for example. Heat the oil in a deep fryer, a Fry Daddy, or even in a skillet until a drop of water sizzles in the pan.Using a fork, carefully lower each donut into the hot grease (do the donut "holes" also).


When they are golden brown, turn and brown on the other side, then, remove and drain on a paper towel for a couple minutes, and then put them in a brown paper bag with about 1/2 cup granulated sugar and shake well. Best eaten warm...Perfect breakfast. Hope this is helpful.

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By Tanya (Guest Post)
May 23, 20040 found this helpful

I found an easy recipe here:


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By (Guest Post)
October 18, 20040 found this helpful

Baked Doughnuts

6 T shortening 2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar 3 t baking powder
2 eggs 3/4 t salt
1 c. mashed potatoes 1/2 t mace
1/4 c. milk 1/2 t nutmeg

cream shortening, add sugar and beaten eggs. Stir in freshly mashed potatoes and milk. Sift dry ingredients and add to first mixture.


Bake in well greased muffin pans at 375-400 deg for 14 minutes. Brush with melted butter.
Makes 3 dozen

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By mom2alilcherokee (Guest Post)
February 3, 20050 found this helpful

super easy quick fry bread recipe tastes just like a doughnut

2 c flour,
3 teas bakin powder
1/2 tea salt
1c water

mix them all and let sit for 15 - 20 minutes,
pinch off golf balls sized portions and flatten to about 1/4 inch some tribes put a hole in the middle for religious significants. i do because it is easier to get them out of the oil. and just deep fry for a few seconds on each side, pat off oil and put on some cimmamon and sugar. they are just like a doughnut but so so easy. hope u enjoy.

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November 16, 2004

Does anyone have a recipe for baked doughnuts similar to Krispy Kremes?


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November 18, 20040 found this helpful

Here's a recipe for Krispie Kreme like donuts:

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November 18, 20040 found this helpful

I got this receipe from the internet:

Krispy Kreme Inspired Baked Doughnuts

1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda


1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet, or doughnut baking pan.

In a medium bowl, mix sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and flour. Mix buttermilk, eggs, honey, and butter in a separate medium bowl, and stir into the dry ingredients. Then spoon the mixture onto the prepared pan in doughnut shapes.

Bake the doughnuts for 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.

You can sprinkle confectioners sugar on top of the doughnuts while they're warm or you can make your own glaze to dip them in. I had to have glazed doughnuts, so I boiled 1 cup of water and mixed in three cups of powdered sugar to make sure I'd have enough.

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March 4, 2011

There used to be a local bakery that made fasnacht. They are doughnuts that are eaten on Shrove Tuesday. They do not have holes in them. The ones I had were made out of some sort of potato dough. They came out light and fluffy and were sprinkled with powdered sugar. You could get them with or without some sort of filling. The filling was this lightly sweet cream. I am trying to find the recipe to see if we can duplicate it.

By Sharon from Cherry Hill, NJ

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June 8, 2010

I need a good yeast donut recipe.

By Red from LaFayette, GA

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April 16, 2014

I am seeking a good fried doughnut recipe.

By Doug from Sevierville, TN

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