Recipe by Teresa M
These are really good and are easiest made with a "helper". Prep and cook time are both pure guesses, because I've never timed how long these take to make.
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons shortening
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups flour
- oil (for frying)
- confectioners' sugar
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar (optional)
- 1 teaspoon soft shortening (optional)
- enough milk, to make a very thin icing (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In small pan combine milk, sugar, salt and shortening.
- Heat, but do not boil; stir to dissolve shortening.
- Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm.
- In a large bowl combine cooled mixture and yeast; stir to dissolve yeast.
- Stir in flour 2 cups at a time, beating by hand until smooth.
- Place batter in a large greased bowl.
- Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled.
- In deep fryer or deep pan, heat oil to 350 degrees.
- Dust hands with flour and pinch off a small ball of dough.
- Gently stretch out dough to 6 to 8 inches.
- Drop in hot oil and cook until brown on bottom, then flip them over and brown the other side.
- Drain on paper towels and, while still hot, dust with confectionary sugar.
- (If you prefer use glaze recipe above).