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Chocolate Dip Donut Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This chocolate dip donut recipe is covered also with crunchy chopped walnuts, but you can use your imagination and add any sort of toppings. Chopped pistachios are another favorite!

Ingredients

Donuts
2 envelopes active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup butter
5 cups all purpose flour
1 quart oil for frying (make sure it has a high smoke point)

Chocolate Glaze
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

Garnish
finely chopped walnuts

Makes about 18 donuts

Directions

Donuts

Place active yeast to warm water, give a quick mix and set aside. Mix together all ingredients together. Once a dough has formed, you will need to knead for about 5 - 10 minutes. You should be able to pull at dough and it not tear right away. Cover this a cloth, and let sit for about 30 minutes to an hour. Punch out the air and roll out to about a 1/4 inch. Cut out shapes as close to each other as possible, you can re roll out excess dough and cut out more, until all the dough is used.

Heat oil to about 375F

Fry donuts, for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Set on paper towel, to soak up excess oil.

Chocolate Glaze

Mix together chocolate chips, sugar and salt. Set aside. In a small pot bring milk and butter to a boil, remove from heat. Pour hot milk over chocolate chips and stir until smooth.

Dunk donuts into glaze and let drip off excess. Dip into chopped walnut, then let set. Serve.

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