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Krispy Kreme Glazed Donut (But Better)

Ah yes the Original glazed donut. I will say, this is the nicest I've ever been to any of the participants in but better. But will that...

Ah yes the Original glazed donut. I will say, this is the nicest I've ever been to any of the participants in but better. But will that be enough for them to win?




  • 1.25 (295ml) cups milk

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water

  • 2.5 tsp (7g) instant yeast

  • 4.5 cups (660) all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup (78g) shortening

  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp (91g) granulated sugar

  • 1.5 tsp (5g)fine sea salt

  • 2 eggs


  • 2.5 cups powdered sugar 330g

  • 4tbsp milk

  • 2 Tbsp corn syrup

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract



  1. Start by combining whole milk and water. Heat up (95-98F) and add instant yeast. Whisk together. Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine half all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, and fine sea salt. Attach dough hook and mix on medium speed.

  3. When mixing, add in milk/yeast mixture along with the eggs.

  4. Mix until starts to come together and add in shortening. Mix on medium speed 2-3 minutes.

  5. Add rest of all-purpose flour continuing to mix and combine. Another 2 minutes.

  6. On a lightly floured work surface, dump out the dough roll out into a ball.

  7. Place in a greased bowl. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for 1 hour.

  8. For the glaze, combine powdered sugar and whole milk and whisk together.

  9. Whisk in the corn syrup and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.

  10. Degas the dough and on a lightly floured surface divide into 2 equal pieces.

  11. Roll a half out until ½” thick and cut using a biscuit cutter and a smaller biscuit cutter for the center.

  12. Fill a deep cast iron skillet with 2” worth of oil and heat to 375F.

  13. Carefully drop in donuts and fry for 90-100 seconds. Flip and repeat. Transfer to a wire rack lined baking sheet to cool.

  14. Dip donuts into the glaze and generously coat and place back onto the wire rack.

  15. Let sit and the glaze to harden before serving.


Grace Varughese
Grace Varughese
May 10, 2023

Do you know how long it will stay fresh for?


Jenny Kool
Jenny Kool
Jan 05, 2022

can i use butter instead of shortening?

Apr 03, 2023
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I can't say for sure. but he has a clasic yeast donut recpie that uses butter and not shortening. so I'd give a tentitve yes. but if he choose shortening I assume it would change something about the taste or texture. the amount you need may also be differnt. but if you've tried it let me know how it went!


Aug 12, 2021

hey mate I don't have the dough hook attachment on my Mixy McMixface machine, does it matter if I use another attachment/mixing method instead?

Apr 03, 2023
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I know this is old but if it helps anyone still. I think if your using a mixer the hook is likely a must because dough is sticky and I think it wouldn't mix well with anything else. I"m not sure if you would need a specific hook for your mixer but you can find them as cheap as $15. otherwise you would need to kneed by hand.....I think some people may argue things can be better that way anyways. but it takes a lot of work...I kind of enjoy it but wear out quickly and I'm not sure I've ever done it long enough. everything improved once I got a mixer and dough hook.


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