My sons Elphinstone Camp fundraiser was coming up and I wanted to do something fun and delicious. I had always wanted to make doughnuts so the bake sale seemed like the winning opportunity. I had so much fun doing it and thought I would share the recipe with you. Get your kids involved in the decorating too. It was really quite easy and the only thing that took time was the double rising. I let my dough rise in the mixer covered with a dish towel. After I rolled it out I used a doughnut cutter I got from Scoop -n- Save on Fraser Hwy. They also have so many sparkles and candies you can decorate with. I then placed the cut doughnuts on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, then covered to let then rise. You can use edible flowers, nuts, colored icing and so much more when decorating. So have some fun and enjoy something sweet.




What You Will Need

Two packages of dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water

5 cups of all-purpose flour

2 cups of powdered sugar

One tsp salt

1/3 cup shortening

1 1/2 tsp of vanilla

One container of canola oil

1/3 cups of butter

1 1/2 cups of milk

1/4 cup of warm water

4 tbsp hot water

Let’s Make Them

In your warm water dissolve your yeast and let stand for 5 minutes. Add your yeast to your mixer bowl. Add the milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups of flour. Beat on low for 30 seconds while constantly scraping the bowl. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover the mixing bowl and let it rise for 50-60 minutes. When you touch the dough, and your indentation remains the dough is ready. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll it out until it is a half inch thick. Cut the floured dough with a doughnut cutter. Cover the doughnuts on a tray lined with parchment paper and let the doughnuts rise for 30-40 minutes.

Heat the vegetable oil in a pot or a deep fryer until it reaches 350 degrees. Turn the doughnuts with a wide spatula as they rise to the surface. Fry until golden depending on how hot the oil is it takes 35-45 minutes a side. Remove carefully from the oil and dry on a paper towel lined rack. Let them completely cool.


1-2 tbsps of milk

1 cup of icing sugar

Mix the icing sugar with one tbsp of milk first. Add the second tbsp of milk for desired thickness.

These doughnuts are best enjoyed fresh, but you can freeze them as well.







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