Red Star Doughnuts

I’m back with yet another Red Star Recipe! Remember how I said it has made all the difference in my yeast baking? Yeah, I haven’t changed my mind! It still works its magic on everything from danish to rolls, and pizza to…doughnuts.

Yeasty, sweet, oh-my-Lord-Help-Me Doughnuts.

What’s better than fried bread and air?

Fried bread and air glazed in sugar.

That is all.

Red Star Doughnuts

  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 cups Bread Flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast

Combine yeast, 1 cup flour, and other dry ingredients. Combine milk, water and oil; heat to 120°-130°F.

Combine dry mixture and liquid ingredients, except egg, in mixing bowl of stand mixer with paddle or beaters for 4 minutes on medium speed. Add egg; beat 1 minute. Gradually add remaining flour and knead with dough hook(s) 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Divide dough into 2 parts. On lightly floured surface, roll each half into a 12 x 6 -inch rectangle. Cut with 2 ½ -inch doughnut cutter. Place on lightly floured cookie sheets. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching. In large heavy pot, heat 4 inches of vegetable oil to 400°F. Fry doughnuts a few at a time, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper towels. Glaze or shake in a paper sack with sugar.

Want hand mixer methods? Bread Machine Methods? Check out the Red Star official site here!

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