This is the original recipe for Amish Glazed Donuts, which I found in an old Pennsylvania church cookbook. Based on my research, however, I found that the Amish recipe is not significantly different from standard recipes. It is the method that makes the difference. Most recipes use the same basic ingredients.
milk, sugar, butter, yeast, eggs, flour
Because it requires two separate "wet" ingredients, this recipe caught my attention. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, salt and milk. Allow it to cool down for a few minutes. The water mixture will then begin. This mixture is made up of water, sugar, yeast, and other ingredients. The yeast should cause the mixture to rise and bubble. Once these two steps are completed, you can prepare the dough.