Fastnachts German style

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

German Style pre-lenten Holiday Doughnut.Fastnacht Day is a special Holiday tradition that falls on Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
  2. Add the first measure of flour to the yeast.
  3. Stir until smooth.
  4. Add the milk.
  5. Stir in the first measure of sugar and half of the second measure of flour.
  6. Set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled.
  7. Stir in the salt, eggs, butter, the second measure of sugar, the nutmeg and sufficient additional flour to make a firm dough.
  8. Let rise until doubled in bulk.
  9. Punch down.
  10. Roll out on a floured board.
  11. Cut into squares.
  12. Set on a floured board.
  13. Let rise.
  14. Preheat the oil in the deep fryer to 360°.
  15. Deep fry the Fastnachts until light and golden.
  16. Drain on paper towels.
  17. Roll in granulated sugar while still warm.


Most Helpful

If memory serves me correctly (which is a BIG IF!!!) my relatives made Fastnacht Kuchen with potatoes........any agreement, or disagreement?? I haven't rated the recipe, as I have not yet tried it......I'll keep you posted!! P.S. Fastnachts MUST be eaten on FAT TUESDAY!!!!

Lucy2000 February 06, 2002

STEVE This a favorite my MOTHER made these every year

jbnavyair October 31, 2006

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