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Classic Glazed Doughnuts


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup whole milk, heated to 110°F
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups (320 to 400 grams) bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) superfine sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick or 2 ounces) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature and cut into cubes
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Basic Sugar Glaze
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • Special equipment: Stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and dough hook, 2 large baking sheets, non-terry dish towel, 3-inch-diameter doughnut cutter with 1-inch-diameter hole (or cookie cutters), wire cooling rack, deep-fry thermometer