- Ready In:
- 1 cup milk
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast or 2 1/2 teaspoons bulk yeast
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 7 cups flour
- Scald milk; cool to lukewarm.
- Soften yeast in warm water (and proof by allowing to set for 10 minutes, watching for bubbling to begin to occur); add to milk.
- Cream the shortening and sugar together.
- Add eggs and beat.
- Add salt to milk and yeast mixture.
- Alternately add flour and creamed shortening, sugar and eggs mixture.
- Stir until smooth.
- Cover and let stand until double in bulk.
- Roll 1/2 inch thick on lightly floured surface.
- Cut and let rise until double in bulk, again.
- Fry in deep fat fryer until light brown on each side.
- Remove and place on paper towels to absorb excess oil (into the paper towels, rather than the doughnuts).
- Change paper towels frequently.
- While still warm: Glaze with powdered sugar glaze.
- If you prefer, they can be put into a sack with dry powdered sugar, crystal sugar or brown sugar and shaken gently to coat, or frosted with one of your favorite icings and sprinkles or nuts.
- When completely cool and glaze or frosting has set, store in an airtight container.
- They can also be frozen for later use (eliminate as much air as possible).
- If frozen, when ready to serve, remove from freezer, place on microwave-safe dish, cover with wax paper and run on defrost cycle until warmed through.
- They will be almost as fresh as when you first made them!
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Ok so when I am depressed I bake, in this case I fried and man was it worth it!! These were delish! Thanks for the recipe it is 4:13 am just finished making these started arourd midnight (used quick rise yeast). Made 16 doughnuts and 16 doughnut holes. I glazed doughnuts with a maple glaze made from real maple syrup, dark corn syrup, powdered sugar, and a pinch of water......the holes I rolled in cinnamon and sugar.