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raised doughnuts for the faerie

My Tall Short Person LOVES doughnuts.  Especially glazed raised.  She has always been able to go through many at one sitting.  I am not a big doughnut person but like them occassionally.  My Beloved does not really like doughnuts.  Until these.  These were a hit for everyone.  I used Lara Ferroni's recipe from her blog, not her book.  I adapted the recipe a bit because it is just a sweet dough.  I used my normal Easter Bread frosting instead of a glaze.  Yummy.  I have been told I can make these again.

Raised Doughnuts

2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 cup hempmilk
3 to 4 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons (30 grams) superfine sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
Vegetable oil for frying

frosting or glaze

Mix the yeast with the hempmilk.  Mix in the sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs, and butter (butter does not have to be completely mixed in at this time).  Mix in the flour a cup at a time.  You want a really soft dough but it has not so soft that you can knead.  You want to knead the dough until smooth.  This will take a few minutes, especially with lumpy butter.  Let rise until double, or put in a cool place and let rise overnight.  The longer the rise, the better the flavor.

Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick.  I actually just patted it out.  I used a three inch and a one inch circle cutter to make the doughnuts.  I actually made a lot of doughnut holes.  Let rise until about double.  If you poke the doughnut with your finger, there should be a little bit of give back.

Heat the oil to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.  Some honesty here, I never temp the oil.  I get it hot enough to cook what I need to and then start turning it down as it continues to heat.

Let the doughnuts cook in the oil for 1 or 2 minutes per side.  Drain.  Glaze or frost.

Enjoy.  Watch them disappear.

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