A very yummy recipe for deep fried coconut chocolate glazed donuts.
Pour warm water into a small bowl, and stir in the yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Allow the yeast mixture to stand 5 to 10 minutes.
Place 1/4 cup of sugar and the salt into the work bowl of a large stand mixer and pour the milk and butter into the bowl. Mix on low speed until sugar is disolved
Beat in the yeast mixture, eggs, and 1 cup of flour on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Continue beating the dough on low speed until dough leaves the sides of the bowl, 2 to 3 minutes.
Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface and knead until smooth and elastic, 2-3 minutes.
Form the dough into a ball and place into a large greased bowl. Grease the top of the dough, and cover. Set the bowl into a warm place; let the dough rise until doubled in size, 1 hour.
Punch down the dough and roll out on a floured work surface to 1/2 inch thick. Cut doughnuts out of the dough with a 3 1/2-inch round doughnut cutter with a 1-inch smaller cutter in the center. Let the doughnuts rise on the work surface until very light and fluffy, 40-50 minutes
Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F.
Gently pick up and drop the doughnuts into the hot oil, working in small batches of 2 or 3 at a time, and cook until the doughnuts are light golden brown, turning once, about 2 minutes.
Drain the doughnuts on paper towels to absorb oil.
To make the glaze. Combine butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla in medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until butter is melted. Decrease the heat to low, add the chocolate, and whisk until melted. Turn off heat, add the powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth. Place the mixture over a bowl of warm water and dip the doughnuts. then sprinkle with coconut.