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Grandma’s Jailhouse Donuts

Grandma’s Jailhouse Doughnuts

Jailhouse Donuts
Jailhouse Donuts


Jailhouse roll from Grandma’s Jailhouse Roll recipe. *Make sure your dough is soft and slightly sticky (add a little more water to dough if it feels too dry).    Make dough at least 8 hours before and refrigerate.  Overnight is best.  

On floured surface, roll out dough to about ½ inch thick.  Cut with doughnut cutter and place on grease cookie sheet or waxed paper.  Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise until double.

In large dutch oven or fryer heat at least 3 inches oil to about 375’.  Carefully slide doughnuts into hot oil, turning with fork or tongs immediately.  Fry about 1 minute per side just until golden.   Remove and drain on paper towels. 

Dip cooked donuts in vanilla glaze.   Or you may dip in chocolate frosting and sprinkles.   I like to dip in vanilla glaze and then dip one side in chocolate frosting and sprinkles.

Vanilla Glaze

2 cups powder sugar

1/3 cup milk

½ tsp. vanilla

Mix together in bowl until powdered sugar is well blended.