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
2.5 cups powdered sugar 330g
2 Tbsp corn syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
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.
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.
When mixing, add in milk/yeast mixture along with the eggs.
Mix until starts to come together and add in shortening. Mix on medium speed 2-3 minutes.
Add rest of all-purpose flour continuing to mix and combine. Another 2 minutes.
On a lightly floured work surface, dump out the dough roll out into a ball.
Place in a greased bowl. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for 1 hour.
For the glaze, combine powdered sugar and whole milk and whisk together.
Whisk in the corn syrup and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
Degas the dough and on a lightly floured surface divide into 2 equal pieces.
Roll a half out until ½” thick and cut using a biscuit cutter and a smaller biscuit cutter for the center.
Fill a deep cast iron skillet with 2” worth of oil and heat to 375F.
Carefully drop in donuts and fry for 90-100 seconds. Flip and repeat. Transfer to a wire rack lined baking sheet to cool.
Dip donuts into the glaze and generously coat and place back onto the wire rack.
Let sit and the glaze to harden before serving.