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Easy Raised Yeast Doughnuts

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast/1 cake compressed yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 package)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), scalded
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Sifted all purpose flour 3 3⁄4 Cup (60 tbs)
Directions

Soften active dry yeast in warm water (110°) or compressed yeast in lukewarm water (85°).
Combine milk, shortening, sugar and salt; cool to lukewarm.
Add 1 cup of the flour; beat well.
Add softened yeast and egg; mix.
Add enough of remaining flour to make soft dough.
Turn out on lightly floured surface; knead till smooth and satiny (about 8 minutes).
Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease surface.
Cover and let rise till double (about 1 1/4 hours).
Punch down.
Let rise again till double (about 55 minutes).
Roll out dough 1/3 inch thick.
Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
Let rise till very light (30 to 40 minutes).
Fry in deep hot fat (375°) till browned.
Drain on paper towels.
While warm dip doughnuts in granulated sugar or glaze with Orange Glaze.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Fried
Dish: 
Bread

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