Yeast-Raised Doughnuts

This formula for sweet and tender yeast-raised doughnuts functions as the perfect base to create endless doughnut flavor possibilities in your bakery.

Yeast-Raised Doughnuts

Prep Time: 2 hours
Bake Time: varies
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Bread Flour50-10020-
Saf-Pro Volume 3.1-1.60.2-40
Saf-Instant Gold-121.5-300
Saf-Pro Softness 3.1+V-20.25-50
Red Star Replacit Mlk LMF-81-200
Saf-Pro Relax RS 190-20.25-50
Whole Eggs2851-
Water +/-2785511-

Lesaffre Products Used


Combine dry ingredients in a spiral mixer and blend at a low speed for 1 minute. Add water, eggs and shortening. Continue to mix for 4 minutes on your mixer’s first speed and then for an additional 10 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until dough is fully developed. Maintain dough temperature at 78°F (26°C).

Once the dough is fully developed, allow it to rest while covered, for 30 minutes—punching down after 15 minutes. Next, sheet the dough using a rolling pin or machine to around 10 mm thickness. Using a doughnut cutter, cut out doughnuts, noting that you are aiming for a weight of 2 oz. (56 g) per doughnut.

Place into a doughnut fryer tray and proof for around 45 minutes. After taking it from the proofer, allow doughnuts to rest for 5 minutes prior frying.

Next, preheat your fryer to a temperature between 375°F (190°C) to 390°F (199°C). Place doughnuts slowly into a fryer and cook until golden brown on all sides. After frying garnish and finish as desired.


The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.