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Ukrainian Christmas Doughnuts

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Express your love for your family this Christmas with these Ukrainian Christmas Doughnuts. These delicious fried breads are a perfect treat even for a family get together during other times. Try these Ukrainian Christmas Doughnuts and tell me if you like them.
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Egg yolk 1
  Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Confectioner's icing 1 Tablespoon

1 Heat milk, sugar, butter, and salt to hot (120°-130°F). Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, and lemon peel in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2 Combine milk mixture, yeast mixture, egg, and egg yolk. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 2 1/2-inch circles. Place 1 teaspoon of desired filling on half the circles; cover with plain circles. Using water, moisten edges and press them firmly to seal.
6 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30 minutes.
7 In deep hot fat (375°F), fry a few at a time€”about 2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper toweling. When cool, frost with Confectioners' Icing.

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