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Wed, Apr 02 2014 post by Natalie From thecreativemom

Homemade Donuts

" These homemade donuts taste just as delicious as they look! My family devoured them within a few minutes, which made me glad I didn't spend all day slaving over them. These little guy...

I am a sucker for bread. I absolutely love pastries, rolls, danishes, buns... give me anything packed full of carbs, and I'm good. But, fry those carbs up and schmear (yes, I said schmear) sugary frosting on top, and I am SMITTEN!!! That's right folks, I'm talking about a good old fashioned donut. I love me a good donut. And I really love to make donuts, but I'm not going to lie, dough and I don't get along. I can never seem to make the dough turn out just right. So when I found out you could make homemade donuts using Rhode's frozen dough, I was SOLD!!! 

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

 These homemade donuts taste just as delicious as they look! My family devoured them within a few minutes, which made me glad I didn't spend all day slaving over them. These little guys are really quick and easy to make.

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

 Would you like to make your own? 

You'll need:

Rhodes frozen roll dough Frying oil Your favorite buttercream icing (thinned out a little) Toppings of your choice

You can use any Rhodes roll dough you'd like. I like to use the gourmet roll dough, because they make larger donuts (and who doesn't love a larger donut?) You can find the gourmet roll dough at Sam's Club or Costco. Or, you could use regular Rhodes roll dough, and just combine two together to make a bigger ball of dough.

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

Directions: 

Start by placing your dough out on a greased surface to thaw.

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

 When the dough is thawed, but still cold, poke a hole in the center to make your rolls donut shaped.

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

 Then let your dough rise until it has doubled in size. You'll want to space your dough out far enough that when they rise, they don't touch (like mine did). You'll get a prettier looking donut that way.

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

 Heat your fry oil to medium and fry your donut for about 30 seconds to a minute on each side.

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

Place your donuts on a paper towel to cool while you whip up some icing. I use my favorite buttercream recipe, but thin it out a little with a few teaspoons of milk. For these donuts, I made regular vanilla buttercream. I also added some cocoa to make chocolate icing, and some strawberry jam to make strawberry icing.

Once they have cooled a little, but while they are still warm, you'll want to frost them. I like to dip my donuts in the icing, because not only is it fun, but it's also the least messy way I've found to frost my donuts.

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

 Just stick the donut right in the icing, and swirl it around a little bit.

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

 Then pull it out and let any of the excess drip off.

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

 And you've got yourself a perfectly made donut every time.

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

 You could also add sprinkles, coconut, nuts, or drizzle some different flavors of icing on top to fancy the donuts up a little bit.

Use Rhodes Frozen Dough to make delicious homemade donuts.

 And you've got yourself some quick and easy homemade donuts, using Rhodes frozen dough.

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Doughnuts

Servings: 24 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 10 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: min

These doughnuts are suprisingly delicious without the cutting out chore!

Doughnuts
4.2 / 5  (18 votes, 2 reviews )

Ingredients

24 Rhodes Yeast Texas Rolls, thawed, but still cold
vegetable oil, for frying
chocolate or powdered sugar glaze

Glaze:
1/2 cup water
4 cups powdered sugar

Chocolate Icing:
1/2 cup butter
6 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Put both pointer fingers through center of each roll and stretch to form a large hole. Place doughnuts on sprayed baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let double in size (about two hours).

Pour oil 2 inches deep into a small sauce pan or an electric frying pan and heat to medium high setting or 375° F. Fry doughnuts on each side until golden brown (about 15 seconds each side). Remove and place on paper towel. With a fork, drop doughnut into glaze and coat on both sides, Place on waxed paper. For chocolate doughnuts, drop into icing and coat on one side only.

Glaze: Stir together water and powdered sugar.

Chocolate Icing: Bring butter, milk and cocoa to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and powdered sugar.

2 Comments

Yvonne @ Tried and Tasty said on Apr 03, 2014
Are you kidding me? These LOOK AMAZING!!!! I've done a "boiled" kind of version, but fried certainly looks better! Ohmygoodness - I want one like NOW. Doughnuts are one of my top three favorite treats. Thanks a lot.. now I'm salivating and will be dreaming of these... YUM!!!
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