Long Johns

Long Johns

Why wait until you get to the doughnut shop to enjoy your favorite Long Johns? Warm homemade ones are hard to beat!
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

Doughnut

  • 2 tbsp warm water (105-115F)
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 (1/4-oz) package active dry yeast (2 1/2 tsp.)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large Nature's Yolk egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus some for working the dough
  • Canola or other neutral oil for frying

Frosting

  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp maple flavoring

Instructions
 

  • Combine water, milk, and yeast in mixing bowl. Let stand five minutes or til foamy.
  • Add remaining ingredients, adding the flour last. Mix it until it a soft dough is formed.
  • Sprinkle with a dusting of flour and allow to rise 2 hours or until dough has doubled in size.
  • Roll dough into a 12x18 inch rectangle. Cut into 24 rectangles, 6" long.
  • Fry in oil 2-3 minutes per side. You will need to turn them because they float.
  • Prepare frosting by combining powdered sugar, butter, milk, and maple flavoring and whip until smooth and creamy.
  • Frost cooled donuts and enjoy!

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