Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
Another favorite out of my Amish cookbook ! We used to live near an Amish community and their doughnuts and breads were unbelievable ! Time listed does not include the rising or frying.
- 3 eggs
- 6 cups flour
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 4 tablespoons yeast or 2 compressed yeast cakes
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup lard (or shortening)
- 2 teaspoons white Karo
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 -3 tablespoons hot water
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 2 cups of warm water.
- Add eggs, flour, salt, sugar and lard to yeast mixture.
- Mix well.
- Cover with a tea towel and let rise until doubled.
- Roll out to 1/2" thick, cutting with a doughnut cutter.
- Let rise again, 30-45 minutes.
- Fry until golden on one side then flip and do the other side. This takes just a few minutes per side.
- Drain on paper towels and dip in glaze.
- Glaze mixture:.
- Mix Karo syrup, vanilla, powdered sugar and 2 T. hot water together.
- If consistency is not thin enough, add the other tablespoon water.
- Roll doughnuts in glaze while still warm.
This recipe is DELICIOUS and super easy. I did adjust the amount of salt by cutting it in half as I thought the first batch I made was a little too "salty" tasting. Overall though they are easy to make, look fantastic when finished and everyone that has tasted them thought they were yummy and couldn't believe they were "homemade".