Yeast Donuts with Yuzu Glaze

Recipe compliments of Poppop Donuts.
Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on September 18, 2013.

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Ingredients:

Yeast Donuts with Yuzu Glaze

  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting board
  • 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of yuzu (Japanese lime) or citrus juice, (found in Asian markets)

Directions:

In the bowl of a standing mixer, pour warm milk, sugar and yeast. Let stand until yeast starts to foam, about 10 minutes. Attach dough hook to standing mixer. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add flour mixture, butter and egg yolks to the yeast mixture; beat on medium speed until it combines and forms a ball, about 3-5 minutes.

Cover bowl and allow dough to rise in a warm place for 1 hour. Spray a sheet tray with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface; roll out to a 1/2" thickness. Using a 2"-3" donut cutter, cut donuts and transfer them and their holes to prepared baking sheet, spacing them 1" apart. Spray tops of donuts and holes with nonstick cooking spray; cover with plastic wrap. Let donuts stand in a warm place until almost doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Using a deep fryer, heat oil to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with paper towels; set aside. Working in batches, fry donuts and donut holes until lightly golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to baking sheet; let cool for 10 minutes before glazing.

Glaze:
Place sugar in medium bowl; slowly whisk in juice until desired consistency. Dip donuts into glaze or drizzle over donuts. Makes 12 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
250 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 30 mg cholesterol,50 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g sugar, 4 g protein

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