Doughnuts here in New Zealand are not like we have back in the states. I miss them alot. There was nothing like going into Krispy Kremes and getting a hot doughnut dripping with glaze. mmmmmm making me hungry just thinking about it. One of the things I have enjoyed here is feeding the missionaries, I try to make them something from home. This is one the things I have made.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
2 pkgs Yeast (or two tablespoons if you don't have the packets)
1/4 c warm water
1 1/2 c lukewarm milk
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1/3 c shortening
5 c. all-purpose flour
dissolve yeast in warm water, add milk, eggs, salt, shortening and 2 cups flour, Beat on low for 30 sec. scraping the bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 2 min. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 min. (Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.)Turn dough onto flour surface; roll lightly to coat with flour.
Gently roll dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut with flour doughnut cutter. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 min.
heat oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees, slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula, turn once they rise to surface. fry until golden brown, about 1 min on each side. remove from oil and let drain.
dip in creamy glaze, set on rack.
1/3 c butter
2c powdered sugar
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
4-6 tlbs hot water
mix together. I found it was easier to take a brush and put the glaze on the doughnuts that way.