Homemade Krispy Kreme Donuts Recipe – A Sweet Sensation

Craving the iconic melt-in-your-mouth delight of Krispy Kreme donuts? Well, the wait is over! With this homemade recipe, you can create your own batch of these delectable treats and indulge in the sweet goodness of freshly fried and glazed donuts. Get ready to embark on a delicious journey right in your kitchen!


For the Donuts:

  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 teaspoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 8 oz flour (just under 2 cups, measured by weight)
  • 1 1/2 oz sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 oz butter (cool to room temperature)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Oil (for frying)

For the Glaze:

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons warm water


Step 1: Activate Yeast

  1. In a measuring jug, mix milk and boiling water. Add a teaspoon of sugar and the dry yeast. Stir gently and leave it in a warm place until the yeast activates and becomes frothy.

Step 2: Prepare Dough 2. In a bowl, mix flour, remaining sugar, and salt. Cut the room temperature butter into the mixture until it resembles crumbs. Add the egg and the activated yeast mixture to the flour mixture and blend until smooth (about 5 minutes of mixing).

Step 3: Knead and Rise 3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead for 5 to 10 minutes until it feels springy. Place it back in the bowl, cover, and let it rise for about an hour until it doubles in size.

Step 4: Shape Donuts 4. Divide the risen dough into four pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope and cut into 2.5 cm long strips. Form them into balls and let them rise again.

Step 5: Fry Donuts 5. Heat oil to 375°F (190°C). Carefully fry the donuts until golden brown on each side (about 2 minutes). Ensure not to overcrowd to prevent sticking.

Step 6: Glaze Donuts 6. Drain the fried donuts on a paper towel or wire rack. Glaze them while warm for a delicious coverage.

For the Glaze: 8. In a separate bowl, melt the butter and add confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and warm water. Mix until the glaze is smooth and creamy.

Step 8: Enjoy! 9. Dip each donut into the glaze, ensuring even coating. Enjoy your homemade Krispy Kreme donuts while they’re fresh and warm!

Conclusion: Savor the sweet sensation of these homemade Krispy Kreme donuts – a culinary triumph that brings the joy of freshly made, glazed delights to your own kitchen. Indulge in the warm, pillowy goodness of these donuts that are sure to become a favorite treat for any occasion. Happy baking and even happier indulging!

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