Prep 2 hrs
Cook 40 mins
These are just a tidbit healthier than fried doughnuts.
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages dry yeast
- 1⁄3 cup warm water
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1⁄3 cup shortening
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 4 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar, mixed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water in a small bowl and let it dissolve for 5 minutes.
- Put the milk and shortening in a saucepan and heat until the shortening is melted.
- Cool to lukewarm.
- Pour the yeast mixture into a large mixing bowl and add the milk mix.
- Stir in the 1/4 cup sugar, salt, nutmeg, eggs and 2 cups flour.
- Beat briskly until well blended.
- Add the remaining 2 1/2 cups flour and beat until smooth.
- Cover the bowl and let double in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Dust a board generously with flour and turn the dough mass onto it.
- This dough is soft and needs enough flour on the board to prevent sticking, but is easy to handle.
- Pat the dough into a round about 1/2 inch thick.
- Use a 3 inch doughnut cutter and cut out the doughnuts, placing them (and the doughnut holes) on greased baking sheets, 1 inch apart.
- These don't spread much; they rise.
- Preheat oven to 450°F Let the doughnuts rest and rise for 20 minutes uncovered.
- Bake about 10 minutes or a little longer, until they have a touch of golden brown.
- Remove from the oven.
- Have ready the melted butter and a brush.
- On a sheet of wax paper, spread the cinnamon sugar.
- Brush each doughnut and doughnut hole with butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar.
- Serve hot.
I liked the consistency of these alot but really didn't get the overall 'doughnut' effect I was looking for. I mean we ate every one of them so they weren't bad, they just didn't turn out as light as I would have liked. I added more nutmeg based on comments and the flavor was delicious and definately a healthy alternative to fried doughnuts.
Well, I cheated and deep-fried these and they were wonderful. I omitted the nutmeg and added some cardamon. Will definitely make again.
I'm eating one now fresh out of the oven -these are great! I mixed up a little glaze to put on a couple of them, and had some crumb topping left over that I put on a few too. These have a really nice texture, you can 'almost' feel good about eating donuts. LOL