Easy, fried chocolate doughnuts dunked in a smooth glaze. You will not be able to eat just one!
Today, we are frying doughnuts….chocolate glazed doughnuts. 😍
Don’t be intimidated. They are easy! But, they do take a little more time than your baked version. So, give yourself about a 2 hour window of time for these special treats.
What Do I Need to Make Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts?
- A large, heavy bottom, heat proof pot.
- Electric Mixer + mixing bowl.
- A standard mixing bowl + whisk.
- Rolling pin.
- Thermometer or a wooden spoon.
- Doughnut cutter or a cup or cookie cutter. Something to cut out your doughnut dough.
- Flour + Baking powder + Baking soda
- Salt + Butter.
- Egg + Vanilla
- Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream.
- Canola oil.
- Powdered sugar.
How to Make Doughnuts + a Few Tips:
- Mix your dough. They key is not to over mix it. It’s fine if it’s a little lumpy.
- Then, turn your dough on a well floured surface a few times. Roll it out to about 1/2 inch thick. Don’t be stingy with the flour! Your dough will be a bit sticky and it will help tremendously when rolling out. Just brush off any excess flour before frying.
- Cut out the dough. For cutting out the dough..if you have a doughnut cutter, great, use that. I don’t have a doughnut cutter, so, I used the band from a medium size mason jar for the round portion and the top of a spice jar for the doughnuts holes. Worked just fine. You can also use a regular cookie cutter.
- Let’s fry them! Be sure to keep track of your oil temperature. You do not want it too hot. Start frying once the oil temp is between 360-375 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer..stick the handle of a wooden spoon into the oil. If it’s ready, the oil will bubble around the handle.
- Let the doughnuts cool a bit (they are hot!) before adding the glaze. You can just drizzle the glaze or dunk the tops into the glaze. Whatever works best for you.
- With my cutter, I made approx 18 doughnuts, plus, the holes from them. Your amount of doughnuts will depend on the size of your cutter.