Yeast Doughnuts

READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 2 dozen




  • Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • Add milk, sugar, salt, egg, shortening and 2 cup four, mix well.
  • add enough remaining flour to make dough workable.
  • turn dough onto lightly floured and cloth covered surface.
  • knead until smooth and elastic.
  • place in lightly oiled bowl and turn dough to coat.
  • cover with a damp cloth and let rise in warm place till doubled. approx 1 1/2 hours.
  • punch down dough and let rise again till doubled, approx 30 minute.
  • roll dough out 3/8 inch thick and cut out rings with doughnut cutter.
  • let rise on on board uncovered until doubled and very light, 30 - 40 minute.
  • heat oil in a fryer or pot to 375 F (3-4 inch deep).
  • carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil. Turn when they rise to the surface. 2 - 3 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
  • carefully remove from oil, do not prick the surface, and drain.
  • while warm, roll in sugar, frost or glaze.