Rhodes Doughnuts

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Prep Time: 10 min.
Bake Time: 1-2 min.
Servings: 12-31
Difficulty: Beginning

These doughnuts are do-able and delightfully delicious.


1 Rhodes Yeast Texas Roll, or 2 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
vegetable oil
glaze and chocolate icing
choice of toppings (nuts, coconut, candy sprinkles etc.)


Poke holes in roll centers and stretch to form large openings. If using dinner rolls, press 2 together well and then stretch with fingers. Place doughnuts on a large sprayed baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let double in size.

Pour oil two inches deep into small sauce pan or electric fry pan and heat to medium high. Remove wrap and fry doughnuts on each side (about 15 seconds) until golden. Remove with a fork and place on paper towel.

Drop into glaze and coat both sides. Place on waxed paper. For chocolate doughnuts, dip into icing and coat one side. Quickly sprinkle with toppings.

Glaze: 1/2 cup water and 4 cups powdered sugar, mixed well.

Chocolate icing: Bring to boil 1/2 cup butter, 6 tablespoons milk, 4 tablespoons cocoa. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3 cups powdered sugar.

  • Jenny Sin
    January 15, 2018

    How can buy the Rhodes yeast?

    • Debbie Norris
      January 16, 2018

      I’m not sure I understand your question. We purchase yeast in huge quantities but do not sell it. If you were asking about the Yeast Dinner Rolls, I need to know where you live. You can usually purchase them in any Walmart store.

  • August 15, 2019

    Can you make these in an air fryer?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      August 21, 2019

      Thank you for your question and I’m sorry I don’t have an answer. We have never tried using an air fryer for this recipe. So……….. if you try it, please let us know. We would like to hear back from you.

  • October 7, 2019

    Can you use frozen bread dough to fry u
    Filled donuts

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      October 9, 2019

      You can use our Bread dough to make doughnuts. After thawing the dough, divide it into 8 portions and then follow the directions on our recipe for doughnuts. If you are making filled doughnuts you would probably want to fill them after frying them.

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