Doughnuts are made using the baking basics of butter, flour, sugar, milk, and maybe sometimes yeast. The Amish do basic baking very, very well and that's why doughnuts are so ubiquitous in Plain kitchens
Doughnut Batter 1 1 /2 cups milk scalded 1 /2 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1 /2 cup margarine 1 1 /2 cup warm water 1 /2 tbsp sugar 2 packages of yeast 2 eggs 8 – 10 cups bread flour Maple Glaze 3 cups confectioners’ sugar ¼ tsp maple extract ½ cup milk
Add sugar, salt, and margarine to hot milk.
Cool to lukewarm.
Add yeast and sugar to warm water.
Let rise for 5 minutes.
Pour both liquids together plus eggs and add flour,
After last flour has been added knead for 10 minutes.
Let rise 1 hour and knead again.
Let rise 1 hour and punch down and roll to 1 /2 inch and cut.
Put on floured pan, let rise and deep fat fry at 350. Glaze while still warm
Maple Glaze In a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, maple extract and milk; stir well. Add additional milk, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over donuts.