I am about to reveal how you can easily make Krispy Kreme donuts (doughnuts?) AT HOME (and make you the most popular person in the neighborhood).  Kiss your diet goodbye, because once you try this super easy recipe, you're going to be hooked.   It's the time you put in to the double rise, and the added ingredient of evaporated milk to the glaze that really make this recipe sing!  

So if you're addicted to Krispy Kreme donuts (like me), but don't have one near you (like me) or just want a fun project to do (like me!), you're going to love this Krispy Kreme Donut Recipe.  

p.s This was my first time making donuts, and it was a huge success!

Step 1: Ingredients

This recipe makes 3 baker's dozen donuts (that's 39!).  You can scale it down - or up - as you need!

3 (1/4 ounce / 7g) packages yeast (3/4 oz / 21g total) - I used "Rapid Rise" but traditional is fine too - it just affects the rising times
1/2 cup (120ml) water  (105-115F / 40-46C)
2 1/4 cups (530ml) milk, scalded, then cooled
3/4 cup (169g) sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup (113g) shortening
7 1/2 cups (940g) all-purpose flour
canola oil for frying

1/2 cup (113g) butter
3 cups (375g) powdered sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
6 -9 tablespoons (90-135ml) evaporated milk (can substitute regular milk or water for milder flavor)

<p>This recipe is great, but I wouldn't compare them to Krispy Kreme - I think they are way better. I tried making donuts for the 1st time ever using this recipe. I cut the recipe to 1/3 so as not to waste materials if it didn't work. No need for that. They are really, really good. I did have a very gooey dough after mixing the ingredients, but decided to let it rise anyway. It was way too sticky, so I simply kneaded in more flour until I could just work with it. The donuts turned out fine. I will be making this recipe again, and I think I will try freezing the extras after cutting them out. No way two people need 3 dozen donuts lying around! Thanks for the recipe.</p>
OMG!! I totally just made these and let me tell you... this is definately the perfect recipe. Right down to the perfect amazing glaze and that soft Krispy Kreme, melt in your mouth, I can eat 6 in a minute donut that we all know and LOVE. The only thing I did differently is to let the dough rise longer and only fried for 30 seconds.
<p>Those do not look cooked long enough. Very doughy looking.</p>
30 secs per side.
this is a good recipe but speaking from experience (5 years working at krispy kreme baking) I can tell you that the dough is too heavy, it definitely has the right flavor but milk might be the issue, there was no milk in the recipe for the shop. Does anyone know if changing the mill measurements to water would work? That I think might lighten the dough up. Also the glaze recipe is wrong and basically fat fat fat! The actual glaze recipe is much simpler just powdered sugar vanilla and water, no need for butter or milk of any kind. other than that you got super close to the original just need a little tweaking!
<p>fat fat fat! that sounds about right...for all of it!</p>
Are all the measurements correct just change milk to water
<p>do you know what the actual recipe is and the amounts, if so can you tell us</p>
AMAZING! I'm so glad you commented here! I am going to try this out with your recommendations. Swapping water for milk is no problem. And powdered sugar + water is the glaze my mom always uses for everything, so I thought it was too simple! Thank you for weighing in with this.
<p>Add a little Karo syrup to the hot water as well to keep the shine. </p>
<p>I should have said to the powdered sugar and water. Silly me. hot water, Karo syrup, powdered sugar.</p>
<p>hi roo... how can I make my donuts more fluffy? </p>
<p>Did you ever try this using the water in place of the milk? I know this sounds random but I've been trying to get a good dough recipe that's light and fluffy for not only doughnuts but cinnamon rolls as well. Thinking if it works well with water in place of milk this might just be what I'm looking for. Thanks!</p>
<p>i just found this recipe...they came out even better with water!!! This is my go to recipe!!! </p>
does anyone know the reason (read; the science behind) to scald then cool the milk?<br>why not just use cool milk?
The whey protein in milk can weaken gluten and prevent the dough from rising properly. Scalding the milk deactivates the protein so this doesn't happen. <br> <br>- http://www.thekitchn.com/scalding-milk-is-it-really-nec-112360
Wild yeasts, those not in the little packet, can alter the texture and flavor of dough. Since pasteurization does not kill all bacteria, scalded and cooled milk is used in many yeast dough recipes.
So I stumbled onto your recipe about a week ago and I was almost compelled to make them. Couldn't get them out of my head. <br>Once I purchased my thermometer and donut cutter I had to give it a try. <br>It all came together quickly, which is unique for me since I'm not much of a baker. Fried them up and boy did they turn out good!!!! Warm and gooey. <br>A little more dense than KK but thats probably something I did. <br>Thanks for the 'Ible!
Holy shizzle, those look amazing. As I mentioned, I let mine rise way longer than I should have. But maybe that's the secret!
I think so too, based on this comment, I let mine rise wayyyyyy longer and it turned out well. Agreed, these look amazing, I should get me a donut cutter and thermometer for perfect results.
I... can't... stop...
Made my 2nd batch this weekend, did a few things different this time. Mainly just kneaded the dough in the mixer until it made a nice ball that cleaned the sides of the bowl, then transfered the dough to another bowl and allowed to rise until double size, turned out onto the floured surface and cut the doughnuts and laid them on a sheet pan covered with parchment. Then I put the cut doughnuts and holes IN THE FREEZER! Now I can pull the FROZEN DOUGHNUT SEEDS however many I'd like to make, out of the freezer, put them in my oven to thaw and proof for about and hour and VIOLA! fresh HOT Doughnuts whenever I like! Oh yeah, the extra glaze freezes too!
Awesome, awesome tip!
I actually made 2 baker's dozen and it was perfect. The recipe also scales down nicely in increments of 1/3. <br><br>I can heartily confirm their deliciousness, but somehow I feel like I might have been better off not knowing how they're made, if you catch my drift...
<p>I always wanted to know how to make these.</p>
<p>Three times a dozen makes 36 not 39 lol</p>
3 BAKERS DOZEN. Which is 13x3=39!
<p>keyboard warrior got told, lol </p>
<p>Bakers Dozen = 13</p>
<p>just made the donuts, but they did not rise. HELP</p>
<p>Sigh, disaster, clearly moi. dough so sticky couldn't roll out.</p>
<p>All ya have to do, is kneed a bit more flour into the dough, till you can work with it. ;)</p>
I tried that. Didn't work. Did make darn good fritters!!!<br>
<p>Hi, we tried making these donuts. They turned out great in appereance. Howeverr, when it came to the taste, it tasted too much like bread. It also lacked some of the distinct fluffy texture that donuts should have. What could be the reason for this? </p>
<p>I think her recipe is just a little off. The donuts I made with her recipe are nothing like Krispy Kreme's donuts. They aren't bad, but the texture is tougher and bread-like. I bake a lot, and I have tried to make Krispy Kreme style donuts myself, without a recipe (just guesstimating on how much of each thing to put), and they weren't bad either, but not as soft and fluffy as Krispy Kreme donuts. Yet, they were closer than this recipe.</p><p>Personally, I think mine were a little lighter and fluffier than this recipe because I used water instead of milk, and I used liquid vegetable oil instead of Crisco. I used a couple of cups less of flour too. My dough was really sticky at first, but it got much better after kneading it, even though I barely added any flour during the kneading process. But, I'm not going to lie and claim mine were just like Krispy Kreme's donuts. Mine were not as light and fluffy; that's why I tried this recipe. But, whiles this recipe isn't awful, it's not great. </p><p>After making this recipe, I've seen many other Krispy Kreme knockoff recipes, and everyone claims their recipe is exactly like Krispy Kreme's. Most have good comments, but I saw quite a few recipes that claimed to be exact knockoffs of Krispy Kreme that had many people commenting on the tough texture of those donuts too. I guess it is just really hard to get the texture just right.</p>
<p>i made these for the 2nd time today. Only thing I changed, was instead of shortening, I used Butter. They put Krispy Kreme to shame! ;)</p>
Interesting. I've never had trouble with creating really airy doughnuts with this recipe. I wonder if it has to do with altitude, or climate, or whether the flour is being weighed or just scooped? Best of luck.
<p>did you use milk or just water? Many have said that using milk makes the doughnuts more cake-ish</p>
<p>I tried these a few days ago, and they ROCKED! I found 2 differences, between them, and Krispy kremes. 1, Way less expensive! 2 Way more fun! I tried them again today, and this time I changed one thing in the ingredients. Now there is one more difference! They put to shame ANY bakery version I have ever had, Including the ones I did as a job in a bakery! Instead of shortening, this time I used butter! WOW! I am amazed!! Thanks for sharing this! ;)</p>
<p>Making this weekend. My first attempt at doughnuts ever, I don't care if they taste like KK or not as long as they better than the gawd awful ones at Wally-World. I even ordered a doughnut cutter off of Amazon. No thermometer or rolling pin. Will have to go old school and use a wood spoon to test oil, or drop a couple of sacrificial lambs in, and a wine bottle to roll them out. Y'all cross your fingers. I'm desperate for doughnuts as there are none near us, save the aforementioned blah ones.</p>
<p>My girlfriend and I made these today and they came out very tasty! It's the first time either of us have made donuts before but we would definitely do it again! :D We didn't have a donut cutter however we just used a large circle cutter and a smaller one for the center. Great Recipe. I would recommend combining the center circles and making more ring donuts out of them!</p>
<p>Must i use canola oil for frying, i don't have any and im about to make it now, can I use a different oil? will it affect the taste of it? If so is there another oil (that hopefully i have) that is close to it?</p>
<p>Hey there you can use vegatable oil it's close to canola oil. Don't worry about the taste don't use strong flavored oil. (Sorry about the late reply.) I hope it worked out.</p>
<p>Please someone answer</p>
My daughter needed to make some extra cool doughnuts for school, so I took to the Internet, and stumbled upon your recipe. It's super easy to make and it totally rocks! Thanks so much for posting it here.
<p>what are the steps to making scalded milk?</p>
Like <a href="http://amzn.to/22yFxT3" rel="nofollow">Dream Whip?</a> I'd never heard that, but sounds like a good bet!
Yum. My husband said, &quot;Krispy Kreme ain't got nothing on my Krispy Queen.&quot;... Whatever that means, lol.

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