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Crazy Dough Doughnuts
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
Crazy Dough Doughnuts - make a bunch of homemade doughnuts from scratch in just 1 hour!
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 doughnuts
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
  • 1/2 batch Crazy Dough*
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 - 3/4 cup flour, or as needed
  • OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS: 1/2 tsp lemon zest, 1/2 tsp orange zest, 1 Tbsp rum or brandy
  1. In a large bowl, mix Crazy Dough with egg yolk, butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Add optional ingredients like orange and/or lemon zest and rum or brandy.
  2. Smear the cling film with some oil and cover the dough with it. Put in a warm oven, about 50 C (122 F), and let it rise for about 30 minutes or until double in size. If your kitchen is very warm, you can let it rise on your kitchen counter, but it will probably take longer time.

  3. Place the dough on a floured counter or table. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Use doughnut cutter to cut the dough. If you don't have a doughnut cutter, you can use a large glass and a bottle cap or a cake decorating nozzle. Place doughnuts on a floured baking tray. Cover and place in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
  4. Take doughnuts out of the oven, uncover them and let dry for about 10 minutes.
  5. Gently place the doughnuts into the hot oil, top side down, 3 to 4 at a time. Fry for about 1 minute on each side, or until they're golden brown.
  6. Sprinkle doughnuts with some sugar (granulated or powdered).