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Celebrate National Donut Day with Homemade Glazed Donuts! 🍩

an assortment of homemade glazed donuts
Homemade Glazed Donuts

Get ready to sweeten up your week with some irresistible homemade glazed donuts! There's nothing quite like biting into a soft, fluffy donut coated in a sweet, sticky glaze. Whether you're camping, enjoying live music, or lounging by the river at Windmill Cove, these donuts are the perfect treat to celebrate National Donut Day.

Homemade Glazed Donuts Recipe


For the donuts:

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water (105-115°F)

3/4 cup warm milk (105-115°F)

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 large egg

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

For the glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Activate the yeast: In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes foamy.

Mix wet ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar, salt, melted butter, and egg. Add the yeast mixture and stir to combine.

Add flour: Gradually add the flour, one cup at a time, until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.

Knead the dough: Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.

Shape the donuts: Once the dough has risen, roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/2-inch thickness. Use a donut cutter or two different-sized round cutters to cut out the donut shapes. Place the donuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let them rise for another 30 minutes.

Fry the donuts: Heat oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350°F. Carefully place the donuts in the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Glaze the donuts: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Dip the warm donuts into the glaze, allowing the excess to drip off, and place them on a wire rack to set.

Join the Fun at Windmill Cove

Enjoy your homemade glazed donuts while soaking in the beautiful scenery and exciting activities at Windmill Cove. Whether you're camping by the river, enjoying live music, or just relaxing with friends and family, these donuts will make your experience even sweeter.

Engage with Us!

We'd love to see your homemade donut creations! Share your photos, and let us know how you enjoyed them by liking, sharing, or commenting on this post. Have a favorite donut topping or a fun twist on this recipe? Share your ideas with us!


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