Yield12 donuts and 12 donut holes
Prep Time60 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time12 hours
I don't recommend using vegetable oil (soybean oil) because it doesn't have a neutral flavor. The donuts are light, so the flavor of the oil will overpower the flavor of the donuts.
If you don't have time to refrigerate the dough overnight, you can just let the dough rise for about two hours (until it's doubled in size) before rolling it out. (The flavor may not be as good, however.)
If you're kneading the dough by hand, it will take a little longer. You should knead the dough until it's smooth.
Be sure you're using instant dry yeast for this recipe, and not active dry yeast. Active dry yeast needs to be activated with heat. If you can only get active dry yeast, check the description at the top of the page for instructions.
Be sure to sift your powdered sugar and cocoa powder for the frosting or glaze, or it might end up with clumps. If that happens, you can toss it in the blender to smooth it out.