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These doughnuts are airy, fluffy, and tasty. Emmymade on YouTube shares a doughnut recipe that is baked in the air fryer for 3 minutes – it is quick, easy, and delicious to make from scratch.
Prepare all the needed ingredients.
In a stand mixer bowl or just a regular mixing bowl, add in flour, sugar, instant yeast, and salt. Attach the paddle to the stand mixer or get out your standard hand mixer. Mix the dry ingredients together until well incorporated.
In a measuring cup or a bowl, mix whole milk with melted butter, 1 egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk the wet ingredients with a hand mixer until well combined. While mixing the dry ingredients, gently pour in the wet ingredients. Make sure to scrape the sides and continue mixing to incorporate all the ingredients.
Let the dough rest for about 5 minutes before kneading. Knead the dough with a machine or manually for about six to eight minutes. Grease a bowl and place the kneaded dough in. Cover the bowl with plastic cellophane and allow it to be proofed for about an hour and a half to two hours, just until the dough is nice and poofy.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set it aside. Sprinkle some flour on the counter to avoid the dough sticking to it.
Place your dough on the counter with flour and roll it out with a rolling pin to about a third of an inch in thickness. Using a giant cookie cutter, press it onto the dough. With a small cookie cutter, press it on the center of the big cookie-cutter press to shape the doughnuts.
Place each doughnut dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let the dough rise for about 30 to 40 minutes until nice and puffy.
Grease the bottom of the air fryer with a little bit of oil Preheat the air fryer to 350F and let the doughnuts bake for 3 minutes.
Take the doughnuts out of the air fryer and let them cool on a baking tray.
If you want to cook doughnuts the traditional way, in a heated pan with oil, slide the doughnuts into the oil and flip them when they turn golden brown. For the glaze, melt half a stick of butter and place it in a bowl. Then, add 2 cups of powdered sugar and 3 tbsp of milk or heavy cream.
When your doughnuts are warm, dip them in the glaze mixture. Let the glazed doughnuts dry to get a kind of crusted-up look.