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 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.