Avoid These Common Mistakes if You Want to Make Great Donuts

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We can all agree that the best donuts you can have are the ones from your local bakery. They are always fresh, warm, delicious, and convenient and come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and flavors. But that shouldn’t stop you from trying to make them at home.

You can make some great donuts at home if you just stick to the recipe and avoid these common mistakes.

Not Putting Enough Effort into the Dough

Without great dough, you can’t have great donuts. First, decide on the leavening agent. If you want a soft and cakey doughnut, use baking soda and baking powder. For donuts with more chew and fluffiness, opt for yeast. Also, don’t overmix the dough, and be patient when waiting for it to rise.

Not Using a Proper Cutter

Want perfectly shaped donuts? Then make sure to use the proper cutter. You will get the same shape every time and won’t have to adjust the frying time.

Not Paying Attention to the Frying Temperature

Temperature is extremely important when frying donuts because not just any will do. Use a high temperature, and they will burn on the outside while being uncooked on the inside. Opt for too low, and they will be greasy and doughy. Instead, use a thermometer and maintain a temperature of around 350F.

Not Draining Your Donuts

After fried, most people just take the donuts out and start filling them or glazing them. Don’t be one of them. Instead, drain the donuts properly, first shaking them above the frying oil and then letting them sit on a paper towel for a few minutes. This will not only remove the excess grease but also make them crispier.