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Raised Doughnuts Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jennifer Moody

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
½ cup warm water
2 pkgs. active dry yeast (4½ tsp.)
1 tsp. granulated sugar (white)
¾ cup milk, lukewarm
⅓ cup vegetable shortening
¼ cup granulated sugar (white)
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 qts. vegetable oil for frying

Frosting:
1 T. warm water
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Pour ½ cup warm water into a small bowl and stir in yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar. Allow mixture to stand until it forms a a creamy foam layer on top, 5-10 minutes. Place milk and shortening into a small saucepan over medium-low heat and cook until shortening has melted and milk has tiny bubbles around the edge. Remove from heat. Place ¼ cup sugar and salt into a mixer bowl and pour milk and shortening into bowl. Mix on low or (use a spoon) just to dissolve sugar and allow mixture to stand until warm. Beat in yeast mixture, eggs and 1 cup of flour on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in remaining flour to make a soft dough. Continue heating on low until dough leaves sides of bowl, 2-3 minutes. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, 2-3 minutes. Form dough into a ball and place into a large greased bowl. Turn dough to grease top and cover bowl with waxed paper. Set bowl in a warm place until dough is doubled in size, 1-1½ hours. Punch dough down and roll to a ½-inch thick. Cut into doughnuts using a 3½-inch cutter. (Cut out center using a medicine bottle). Let rise until light and fluffy, 40 minutes-1 hour. Heat oil in deep fryer or a large sauce pan to 350º. Drop doughnuts into hot oil 2-3 at a time and cook until light golden brown, turning once, about 2 minutes; watch that oil doesn’t get to hot. Drain doughnuts on paper towels and frost with glaze.

Frosting: Mix 1 tablespoon warm water and vanilla extract and stir in confectioners’ sugar.

 

 

 

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