Recipe by Chris from Kansas
These are soooo good. They take a little time to make, but are worth the effort to get great-tasting lower-fat doughnuts. The recipe is from Taste of Home magazine and is credited to Jill Shramek.
Top Review by Sandra E.
Oh my goodness! These were really good! I wish I made a full batch! I had such a craving for doughnuts today, I'm so glad I found this recipe. They were easier to make than I expected. I did mess up a bit and forgot to add the mashed potatoes to the bread machine. So I kneaded it in after it had finished rising. The results were good though. I used a glass and a shot glass to make the hole. Half a batch made 12 nice size doughnuts, and 20 holes. I brought these over to the neighbours and they were a big hit. I definately have to make these again! I'd like to see how long they last next time. I dipped half in melted chocolate and the other half in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. I personally liked the cinnamon/sugar topping the best.
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 cup milk (70 to 80 degrees)
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 3⁄4 cup shortening
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 1⁄2 cups bread flour
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine, melted
Directions See How It's Made
- Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water.
- Bring to a boil; cook until tender.
- Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid; set liquid aside to cool to 70-80 degrees.
- Mash potatoes; set aside 1 cup to cool to room temperature.
- (Refrigerate any remaining mashed potatoes for another use).
- In bread machine pan, place dough ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer, adding reserved cooking liquid and potatoes.
- Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; some flour may remain on top; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
- When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
- Knead in an additional 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour if necessary.
- Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.
- Cut with a 2 1/2 inch doughnut cutter.
- Place on greased baking sheets; cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 25 minutes.
- Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon.
- Brush warm doughnuts with butter; dip in cinnamon-sugar.
- Note: Use of the timer feature is not recommended.