Total Time
2hrs
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

These are really tasty. I tend to glaze them in a mixture of butter, honey, and icing sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 (8 g) packages yeast
  • 14 cup water, 105 degrees
  • 1 12 cups milk, scalded then cooled to lukewarm
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 13 cup shortening
  • 5 cups flour
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2-1/2-quart bowl.
  2. Add milk,salt,eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour.
  3. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  4. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
  6. Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 minutes.
  7. Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.
  8. Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.
  9. Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
  10. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
  11. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees.
  12. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula.
  13. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.
  14. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
  15. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain.
  16. Glaze or ice warm doughnuts as desired.

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