Tips for Making Donuts at Home

Homemade donuts
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Donuts are one of those foods that are infinitely delicious, delightfully tasty, and so convenient and cheap to get that most people never bother to make them at home, especially because they’re a bit of a tricky recipe. But if you’re up for the challenge, it can be incredibly rewarding to bite into your first homemade donut. Here are some tips that will help you get a good result.

Don’t Be Afraid to Fry

A big reason why people avoid making donuts is the deep-frying, which isn’t the most accessible at-home cooking method. To avoid it, people try making donuts in the oven, but those are just never going to live up to properly deep-fried donuts. So give it a shot, because it’s really not as hard as you might think. Fry at 360 to 375°F and you’ll get a perfectly fluffy donut.

Glaze, Frost, and Fill

Another big mistake people make with homemade donuts is skipping or being too light with the frosting, filling, and glazes. But even store-bought donuts would be bland if they didn’t have these things to take them up a notch. So have fun trying out different frosting and filling flavors, and don’t be stingy! After all, these are donuts, not health bars.