Easy Raised Yeast Doughnuts
|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)|
|Sifted all purpose flour||3 3⁄4 Cup (60 tbs)|
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).
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.