The Classics: Chocolate Doughnut Twists
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These these The Classics: Chocolate Doughnut Twists, breakfast has never looked so good. Stop going to the donut shop and make them yourself at home!
Serves: 12 doughnuts
  • 1¼ cups warm whole milk, about 110 to 115 degrees F
  • 2 envelopes (4½ teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Chocolate glaze
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the milk, yeast and sugar. Let sit in a warm spot until foamy and frothy, about 10 minutes. Add the butter, egg, 3 cups flour, and salt. Mix on high with the dough hook until the dough comes together and becomes soft and somewhat sticky. Add as much of the remaining ½ cup flour as needed to get the correct texture. Transfer to an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a damp kitchen towel. Let rest in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  2. Punch the dough down and transfer to a well floured work surface, kneading a few times. Divide the dough into about 12 even pieces. Working with one piece at a time, keeping the other pieces covered, roll out into about 10-inch rope. Twist, seal the end and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Continue roll and twisting the remaining dough. Cover the baking sheets with a damp kitchen towel and let rest in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, fill a large heavy-duty dutch oven halfway with vegetable or canola oil. Attach a candy thermometer and heat the oil to about 360 degrees F. Once hot, fry the doughnuts in batches, for about 2 minutes on the first side, flip over and continue to fry for 1 more minute. Drain and transfer to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to soak up the excess oil. Transfer the doughnuts to a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Continue frying the remaining doughnuts.
  4. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, butter, milk, vanilla and salt until smooth. Dip the doughnuts into the chocolate glaze and return to the wire rack. Allow the doughnuts to set before eating. Doughnuts are best on the day of, but can be wrapped with plastic and kept at room temperature for up to 2 days. Enjoy!
Recipe by The Candid Appetite at