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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Donut Holes... Two ways!

3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp boiling water
1 tsp dry active yeast

1 tsp sugar

Combine these ingredients in a small bowl and set aside in a warm place.

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp butter, room temperature
dash of salt

1 egg, slightly beaten
Oil for frying

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt. Add butter and using a fork or a whisk, cut the butter into the flour mixture. Add the egg and yeast mixture to the flour. Stir until well combined and a dough ball forms. (Add a dusting of flour if the dough is still stick and mix until smooth.) Knead on a floured surface for 5 minutes. Return it to the bowl, and cover. Let it rest in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled. Once risen, place the dough on the counter and cut it into 4 pieces. Stretch each piece into a long rope about an inch to an inch and a half wide. Cut into strips about an inch long. Roll each one into a ball with your hands, and place them on a baking tray. Cover the donut holes with a cloth to rise.

Pour about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan. Heat the oil to 375 degrees. Carefully place the donut holes into the oil and fry until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes. Drain on a wire rack, before glazing them.


1/3 cup butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
3- 4 tbsp water

Combine ingredients for glaze. Dunk donut holes in glaze and place on wire rack to dry.

Combine Cinnamon and Sugar in a small bowl and roll donut holes in the mixture for a second flavor.


  1. Hi Lynn,
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. They both sound delicious! I wouldn't mind trying one or two right now!

  2. Going to make tomorrow.