A yeast raised donut, golden and puffed after frying is rolled in cinnamon sugar for the ultimate in decadence.
3 tbsp. dry yeast, divided
1 1⁄4 cups warm water
8 cups all purpose flour, divided
1⁄2 cup warm milk
1 tbsp. salt
1⁄2 cup sugar
12 egg yolks
1⁄2 cup butter, melted
Cinnamon-sugar, as needed
- Combine 1 1⁄2 tbsp. yeast with water. When mixture foams, add 4 cups flour. Mix and knead. Refrigerate 8 hr.
- Mix remaining yeast with warm milk. Place 4 cups flour, salt, and sugar in bowl. When yeast foams, mix all ingredients together and rest. Combine the two doughs and knead.
- Roll and cut. Cover with damp towel and rest at least 30 min. in the refrigerator. Uncover and let rise. Fry in 325° F. oil until golden. Roll in cinnamon-sugar.