Homemade Raised Donuts Recipe

Try these yummy homemade donut recipes you can make at home, including a super easy donut recipe made with refrigerator biscuits and a yeast donut recipe you can make from scratch.

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1 pkg. or 1 Tbsp. yeast
1/4 cup water, lukewarm
3/4 cup milk, scalded
45 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tsp. lemon rind (optional)
1/2 cup shortening, melted
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
vegetable oil for frying


  1. Dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Add cooled milk.
  3. Add 1/2 cup flour and 2 tablespoons sugar.
  4. Beat until smooth.
  5. Let rise 1/2 hour.
  6. Add eggs, lemon rind, shortening, flour, sugar, nutmeg and salt.
  7. Beat 4 or 5 minutes with mixer.
  8. Gently knead with a small amount of flour .
  9. Let rise 1 hour.
  10. Roll 1/2 inch thick.
  11. Cut with a biscuit cutter.
  12. Let rise 1 hour.
  13. Fry in hot vegetable oil until golden brown on each side.
  14. Frost with chocolate frosting, or coat with powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar. Makes 2 dozen.