There is nothing like one of Paula’s Homemade Yeast Doughnuts for a special morning treat or afternoon snack. Paula says they are about as close to heaven as you can get that early in the morning! Paula’s homemade doughnut recipe yields a dozen 2” to 3” doughnuts and doughnut holes, and we’re here to show you how incredibly easy they are to make.
Start by gathering your ingredients.
¾ cup warm milk
1 packet active dry yeast
¼ cup granulated sugar
2½ cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting your dough and board
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
2 egg yolks
Nonstick cooking spray
Peanut oil (can substitute with vegetable oil), for frying
1 stick butter, room temperature
2½ cups confectioner’s sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 tablespoons hot water
Sprinkles, for garnish
Now let’s get to it, shall we?