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Adapted from The Spruce Eats

Dough Ingredients:

1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup water (110º f)
2 cups all-purpose flour (plus 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil (for frying)
Topping Ingredient, honey, warmed if desired

Instructions for the dough:

  1. In a measuring cup add yeast and sugar to warm water. Stir until dissolved. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt.

  3. Add yeast water to water and stir with an oiled wooden spoon until a dough like consistency forms. Cover and place in a warm area and allow to rise for 1½ hours or until doubled.

  4. Preheat vegetable oil to 375º F.

  5. Spoon a tablespoon amount of dough into the hot oil and allow to cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Repeat. Drain on paper towels.

  6. Drizzle honey over the doughnuts and serve immediately.


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