Kemmy’s Famous Glazed Yeast Donuts are light, fluffy, easy to make, and done in just a few hours with a rich and creamy glaze to go on top.

Kemmy Famous Glazed Yeast Donuts

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup water (105-115 degrees)
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup shortening or melted butter
  • 5-6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4-6 tablespoons hot water
  1. Instructions
  2. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a medium bowl, let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening or butter, and 2 cups flour.
  4. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
  5. Cover and let rise until double, 45-90 minutes. (Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.)
  6. Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour. Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.
  7. Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
  8. Place cut donuts on a parchment or baking mat lined baking sheet. Cover and let rise until double, 20-30 minutes.
  9. While the cut doughnuts rise, make the creamy glaze – heat butter until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
  10. Heat vegetable oil in deep cast iron skillet to 355 to 365 degrees F (use a thermometer here, it makes all the difference!).
  11. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
  12. Remove carefully from oil; drain on a double layer of paper towels.
  13. Dip the hot doughnuts into creamy glaze, then set on cooling rack set inside of a rimmed baking sheet to collect the drips.
  14. Best enjoyed warm with friends.