Raised Doughnuts

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READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Place warm water in a large mixing bowl.
  • Sprinkle yeast over the surface of the water; wait a few minutes then stir to dissolve.
  • Mix in milk, sugar, salt, egg, shortening, and 2 cups flour and beat until smooth.
  • Mix in up to 1¾ cups more flour, until you get a dough that can be handled.
  • (Too soft is better than too stiff.) Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl; turn greased side up and cover with oiled plastic wrap.
  • Let rise in a warm place until double, about 1½ hours; punch dough down.
  • (When the weather is warm, the dough will rise more quickly, do not let it rise past double.) Let rise again until almost double, about 30 minutes; roll dough 3/8 inch thick on lightly floured surface.
  • Cut with a doughnut cutter that has been floured.
  • Let rise, uncovered, on waxpaper until double and very light, 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Heat oil to 375°.
  • Drop doughnuts into hot fat.
  • Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.
  • Fry 2 to 3 minutes or until golden on both sides, being careful not to prick them.
  • Carefully remove from fat and drain.
  • Roll in sugar or glaze while warm.
  • To glaze, blend ingredients for glaze and dip warm doughnuts into it.
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