Yeasted Doughnuts

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2020, America's Test Kitchen TV

The plush, tender chew and satiny glaze of freshly fried doughnuts is irresistible. The satisfaction of making them yourself is unbeatable.

SERVESMakes 12 doughnuts

TIME1¼ hours, plus 10 hours resting

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our yeasted doughnuts are moist but light with a tender chew and restrained sweetness, thanks to a careful balance of fat, sugar, and moisture in the dough. We chilled the dough overnight—a step called cold fermentation—so that it was faste...

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