This great post was sent in by Amy Oren of Blowoutparty.com
“Here’s a fun way to decorate doughnuts for Hanukkah- glitter them! I did this with my kids tonight and they had SO much fun with this!”
- Step 1: Frost the doughnut and let it set for a few minutes. Then lightly press a dreidel shape cookie cutter in the center of the doughnut.
- Step 2: Using a funnel, slowly pour colored sugar crystals into the cookie cutter. Don’t overfill, as this will cause the crystals to leak out of shape when you remove the cookie cutter.
- Step 3: Leave the cookie cutter in the frosting for a minute, this will help the sugar stay in place.
- Step 4: Slowly remove the cookie cutter.
Here’s the doughnut recipe I used. It was sooo easy to make, and they came out unreal!
- 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
- 1 3/4 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
- Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
- In a large bowl, mix together the yeast mixture, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix for a few minutes at low speed, or stirring with a wooden spoon. Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a greased bowl, and cover. Set in a warm place to rise until double. Dough is ready if you touch it, and the indention remains.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Let doughnuts sit out to rise again until double. Cover loosely with a cloth.
- Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large heavy skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Drop the doughnuts into the hot oil. Turn doughnuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry doughnuts on each side until golden brown. Remove from the oil, and drain on a wire rack.
- Inject with your favorite filling, and top with your favorite frosting. I just used confectioner’s sugar mixed with a little water for the icing. Easy and my kids love it.
- Check out my blog, Blowout Party!, for incredible party inspiration and tutorials, and my store BlowoutParty.com for fabulous party favors and accessories!
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