Friday, 31 January 2014

Krispy Kreme Copycat Donuts (Made From Scratch)

Who doesn't love Krispy Kreme Donuts? I remember when they had just opened one in San Antonio, Texas. We lived out in Spring Branch, but my mom would sometimes drive there to order a few dozen so I could be that "cool" girl that brought Krispy Kreme donuts to class. Oh man, those were the days. To think you can just make them in your own kitchen! These are so amazing fresh, so try and eat them the day you make them. Check out the recipe below! 

*Makes: 60+ donuts


For the dough:

  • 2 cups (480ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120g) butter
  • 2/3 cup (140g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp yeast
  • 4 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 cups (650g) self raising flour

For the glaze:

  • 3 cups (400g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) cold water


Step 1: In a measuring cup, measure out 2 cups of milk. Add your butter and stick it in the microwave starting with 30 seconds, until it melts. This will also warm the milk up in the process. Add salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar.  Add your dried yeast before letting the milk cool for 5-10 minutes. Add your eggs and then pour into a large bowl.

Step 2: Add your flour, not all at once though! I added about a cup at a time, maybe less. Mix while adding. Keep repeating until you have added all cups. The dough should be very sticky. 

Step 3: The dough should be left in a warm place with a towel over it for an hour. This is so the dough can double in size.

Step 4: Once the hour is up, you should see that the dough has risen. Put some flour on your work surface so that your dough doesn't get stuck. You will be kneading your dough for a few minutes. 

Step 5: After kneading, cut your dough into smaller portions. That way it is easier to roll out. Roll out your first portion of dough. Make sure not to roll it too thin. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your donuts. Once you have cut out all your donuts, turn to your stove top to heat your vegetable oil. 

Step 6: Once it is hot enough (medium heat, not too hot because they will burn immediately and not be done in the middle), place one in first to test it out. Cut it open to make the the center is cooked and then begin with the rest. Cook a few at time. Set them to the side on a paper towel to let all the excess oil off. 

Step 7: While they are cooling, make your icing. Combine all ingredients. Once the donuts have cooled down, dip the donut entirely into the glaze. Let them harden for about an hour and then enjoy. They are to die for! 


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