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Donuts Recipe

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This recipe for Donuts, by , is from The DeRyke Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kathy Ravenberg
Added: Wednesday, March 19, 2008


1/2 C mashed potatoes
2 C milk
1/2 C shortening
1/3 C sugar
1/2 C cold water
2 eggs (beaten)
2 1/2 T yeast
1/2 T salt
6-7 C flour

2 C powdered sugar
1/4 C corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
hot water

Scald potatoes, milk, shortening and sugar. Add water, eggs, yeast and salt. Blend in flour. Let raise, roll out, cut out, and fry at 375.

For glaze:
Add sugar, syrup, vanilla, and enough hot water to make a thin glaze.

for roll icing: same except leave thicker
chocolate icing: same as roll icing with cocoa added.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This dough makes great cinnamon rolls too!




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