Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 1 min
Total time: 21 mins
Doughnuts made with mashed potatoes
- 1 6 oz (medium) potato, peeled and cut into chunks (Idaho or Yukon Gold)
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar (divided use)
- 1 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast (half a packet)
- 1 large egg plus 2 tablespoons of beaten egg
- 4 tablespoons softened butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Put the potato in a saucepan of water and boil for 20 minutes or until potato is tender.
- Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup, scald the milk. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Let cool to 115 degrees F. Sprinkle yeast over 115 degree milk mixture and set aside to proof.
- In bowl of stand mixer, combine the egg, remaining sugar, butter, salt, nutmeg and vanilla. Stir in the bubbly yeast mixture and a cup of the flour. Meanwhile, drain and mash the potato and add the mashed potato. Continue adding flour and stir well. With dough hook attachment, knead dough until smooth & elastic.
- Put dough in a well-oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for 1 ½ hours. Punch down the dough. Return dough to bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. On a floured surface, press cold dough down to make a circle that’s about 1/3 of an inch thick. Sprinkle a little more flour over top if needed. Using a 3 inch biscuit cutter or rim of a glass (I use a glass for the doughnut and an apple corer for the hole), cut as many doughnuts as you can. Set them on the parchment lined pan cover with a kitchen cloth and let rise for about an hour. If dough is cold, it might take a little longer.
- Heat oil to 365 degrees F. Fry doughnuts for 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels. Drizzle with glaze. To make the glaze, mix the sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth.
- Makes about 10 or 12 doughnuts depending on size of cutters.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2011/04/raised-potato-doughnuts/