Sunday, March 1, 2009

Just Like Dunkin's!

One 1/4-ounce package active dry yeast
2 tablespoons warm water (98 degrees)
3/4 cup warm milk (30 seconds in the microwave does the trick)
2 1/2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 egg
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups vegetable oil
1/3 cup margarine or butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup hot water

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1.In a medium bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
2.Add the milk, margarine or butter, egg, sugar, and salt, and blend with an electric mixer until smooth.
3. Add half the flour and mix for 30 seconds.
4. Add the remaining flour and knead the dough with flour-dusted hands until smooth.
5. Cover the bowl of dough and leave it in a comfy, warm place until the dough
doubles in size, about 1 hour. You can tell that the dough has risen enough when you
poke it with your finger and the indentation stays.
6. Roll out the dough on a heavily floured surface until it's about 1/2 inch thick.
7. If you don't have a donut cutter, and don't intend to buy one, here's a way to punch out your dough: Empty a standard 15-ounce can of whatever you can find-vegetables, refried beans, even dog food. Be sure to wash out the can very well, and punch a hole in the opposite end so that the dough won't be held inside the can by a vacuum.
8. When you've punched out all the dough (you should have about a dozen unholed
donuts), it's time for the holes. Find the cap to a bottle of lemon juice or Worcestershire sauce, or any other small cap with a diameter of about 1 1/4 inches. Use this to punch out holes in the center of each of your donuts.

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