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Chocolate Covered Doughnuts

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Ingredients
  Dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Warm water 2 Tablespoon (105� To 115�F)
  Warm milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (105� To 115�F)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Shortening 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bread flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), divided
  Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chocolate glaze:
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Unsweetened chocolate square 1 Ounce (1 Ounce Per Square)
  Sifted powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Hot water 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large mixing bowl add warm water and dissolve yeast in it.
2. Stir in next 5 ingredients and 1-cup flour.
3. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes until mixed.
4. Add remaining flour and mix.
5. Cover and keep in a warm place (85°). Let rise for 1 hour until doubled in bulk.
6. Punch the dough. Lightly flour a flat surface and knead the dough for several times.
7. Roll dough into 1/2-inch thickness. Flour a 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter and cut dough with it.
8. Lightly flour a flat surface and arrange doughnuts over it.
9. Cover and keep in a warm place (85°). Let rise for 30 minutes until doubled in bulk.
10. In a skillet heat 2 to 3 inches of oil to 375°.
11. Drop 4 or 5 doughnuts at a time and fry.
12. Cook for 1 minute on each side until golden.
13. Drain on paper towels.
14. To prepare chocolate glaze, in a saucepan melt butter and chocolate.
15. Take off from heat.
16. Mix remaining ingredients and beat.
17. Stir occasionally.

SERVING
18. Dip warm doughnuts in chocolate glaze.
19. Cool and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Fried
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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