Amish Light-As-A-Feather Donuts
These delicious Amish donuts are the ultimate weekend treat.
This Amish donut recipe is inspired by those delicious pastries that you can buy in Amish bakeries, or perhaps during outings to a farm or apple orchard. These donuts are fluffy, crispy, and covered in a gooey glaze that will have you asking for an extra napkin. We love making these for a special weekend treat. Everyone enjoys the process of watching the dough rise, and there's nothing more satisfying than watching the pastries fry to golden perfection. Make these Amish donuts the next time you need something delicious on your weekend menu. You're going to love them!
Preparation Time2 hr
Cooking Time20 min
- 3 eggs
- 6 cups flour
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 4 tablespoons yeast
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- For the Glaze
- 2 teaspoons corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons hot water
Amish Doughnuts Recipe
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 2 cups of warm water.
Add eggs, flour, salt, sugar and lard to yeast mixture.
Cover with a tea towel and let rise until doubled.
Roll out to 1/2" thick, cutting with a doughnut cutter.
Let rise again, 30-45 minutes.
Fry until golden on one side then flip and do the other side. This takes just a few minutes per side.
Drain on paper towels and dip in glaze.
For the glaze: Mix corn syrup, vanilla, powdered sugar and 2 T. hot water together.
If consistency is not thin enough, add the other tablespoon water.
Roll doughnuts in glaze while still warm.