2 1/4 tsp active yeast
2 T. Lukewarm Water (105F-110F)
3/4 c. Warm Milk (105-110F)
2 1/2 T. Melted Butter
1/3 c. Granulated Sugar
1 tsp salt
2 3/4 C. Flour
1 tsp Vanilla
1/3 c. melted butter
2 c. confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp honey
Mix yeast in 1 c. of the flour, add sugar. Combine water, milk, melted butter, and egg in the mixer, add the flour/yeast/sugar mixture blending well (about 3 minutes). Add vanilla, salt and remaining flour. The dough should be quite soft, but not sticky.
Let the donuts rise/set for 15 minutes. In the meantime, heat
Fry for approximately 60 seconds each side, turning only ONCE. Remove from hot oil, place on paper towels, cool for 5-7 minutes before glazing.
To make glaze: Combine butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla, honey and hot water in a small bowl, blending until smooth. Dunk the donuts into the glaze
Moist Oven Method: Preheat the oven to 200F, place a loaf pan filled halfway with boiling water in the oven. SHUT OVEN OFF.
Place dough in warm, moist oven to rise. This method generally reduces rising time by half.