Baked DonutsFrom Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook
2 packages active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
1-1/2 cups warm milk
1/3 cup shortening
½ cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground nutmet
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup butter, melted
½ cup butter
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
5 tsp water
2 tsp vanilla
a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add the milk and shortening;
stir for 1 minute. Add the sugar, eggs, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and 2
cups flour; beat on low speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining
flour to form a soft dough (do no knead). Cover and let rise in a warm
place until doubled, about 1 hour.
*Punch dough down. Turn onto a
floured surface; roll out to ½ in. thickness. Cut with a 2-3/4 in.
doughnut cutter; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Brush with
butter. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 30
*Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, for glaze, melt butter in a saucepan. Add the confectioners’
sugar, water and vanilla; cover over low heat until smooth (do not
boil). Keep warm. Dip warm doughnuts, one at a time, into glaze and
turn to coat. Drain on a wire rack. Serve immediately.