Easy Halloween Nasty Monster Donut recipe shared by RecipesnFood.
If you are looking for a quick and easy yet nasty delicious treat this Halloween, give these monster donuts a try! They are perfect for a Halloween party or as a classroom treat. Turning the donuts into a monster is not difficult at all and it’s inexpensive as well. That is just a simple task of five minutes and that’s why it’s quick and easy.
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/3 cups whole milk, warmed
- 3 teaspoons instant yeast
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, melted
- 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups vegetable shortening, for frying (or peanut or safflower oil)
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 donut cutter or 2 concentric cutters; candy thermometer
- glazed ring donuts
- plastic vampire teeth
- chocolate chips
- Add the granulated sugar to the warm milk in a medium bowl, and then add the yeast. Allow it to sit until the yeast starts to bubble, 5 to 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs and then pour them into a bowl with the melted butter, whisking constantly. Add the butter/egg mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer. Pour in the milk/sugar/yeast mixture. With the hook attachment, turn the mixer to low speed.
- Mix the flour and salt in a bowl, and then retrieve ½ cup at a time and add it to the mixing bowl, allowing it to slowly incorporate into the liquid mixture.
- Continue mixing for 5 minutes after the flour is combined. Stop the mixer, scrape the bowl and then mix about 30 seconds more. Then place the dough in a lightly-oiled bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 to 12 hours.
- The next morning, remove the dough from the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature and rise, 1½ to 2 hours. Put the dough in a warm spot, if necessary, to facilitate rising.
- Turn out the dough on to a floured surface and roll it out to about ¼-inch thick.
- Use a donut cutter (or 2 concentric cutters) to cut out the donuts. Remove the holes and transfer the donuts to a lightly-floured baking sheet lined with a baking mat or parchment. Then - and this is the vital part - cover the donuts lightly with tea towels and place it in a draft-free area, at least 1½ to 2 hours. It will take that long for them to rise. If they don't seem to be rising much, move the pan to a warm place.
- Melt the shortening in a pot over a medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees F on a candy thermometer. (Or you can drop one of the donut holes in the oil, if it sizzles and immediately rises to the surface, the oil is ready.) The donuts should immediately float to the top and puff up. Then use a metal spoon or spatula to carefully flip them over to the other side. Remove them from the oil as soon as they're golden brown on both sides (this should take less than 1 minute in total). At the end, drop in the donut holes and fry them until they are golden brown.
- Place the donuts on paper-towel-lined-plates to drain. Don't worry if they're a little imperfect; if your fingers leave impressions when you dropped them into the oil, that just means they were extra light and fluffy.
- To glaze the donuts, mix the powdered sugar, ½ cup cold water, salt and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Drop in the donuts one at a time. Quickly turn them over then remove them. Place them on a rack so any excess glaze can drip off.
- To make the most of the glaze, set the holes underneath the donuts so they can catch the extra good stuff.
- Squeeze the plastic teeth shut and insert them into the center of the donuts.
- Push chocolate chips into the donuts for eyes.
Recipe Rating: 4 / 5
You can either buy the donuts from your favorite bakery or you can prepare them at home.
However, if you want to prepare the donuts at home, that is going to take time. It will take around 8 – 12 hours as the dough needs to get refrigerated after preparing. Once the donuts are done then it’s as quick and easy as talking to your best friend on the phone.