A common recipe we are asked to provide is that of the standard glazed doughnut. Since today is National Doughnut Day, we felt it was time to offer up this recipe for our readers.

glazed doughnuts

Glazed Doughnuts

Prep Time: 3 hours | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Yield: 12 doughnuts



  • 1/2 cup scalded milk
  • 1/8 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/16 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted flour


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 cup cold water


Mix together ingredients for glaze.
Melt butter in hot milk, add 1 tsp sugar and salt. Allow to cool.
Beat in yeast, nutmeg, eggs, remaining sugar, and 3 cups flour.
Add rest of flour (dough will be sticky).
Knead for 5 minutes then allow to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.
Roll out dough, cut into shapes.
Do not re-roll dough, then allow to rise for 30-45 minutes.
Heat oil to 365° and fry 1 – 2 minutes on each side or until brown. Toss in the doughnut holes first, let those cook, and then proceed to cooking the donuts.
Let them cool on a paper towel – helps get the glaze to stick.
Dip in warm glaze.