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Classic Fasnacht Donuts

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Ingredients
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Sifted flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Sifted flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Vegetable shortening 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
Directions

Heat milk slightly and add yeast to dissolve.
Add the 1 1/2 cups flour and beat until smooth.
Cover and let rise until double, 2 hours.
Cream the 1/4 cup vegetable shortening, salt, and sugar.
Beat in egg; stir into yeast mixture.
Add remaining 2 cups flour and mix thoroughly.
Place in greased bowl; turn once to grease surface.
Let rise again until double.
Roll on lightly floured surface to 3/8 inch thickness.
Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
Let rise 45 minutes.
Fry in deep vegetable shortening heated to 375° for 3 to 5 minutes.
Drain on paper toweling.
While still warm, roll in additional sugar or glaze with Confectioners Sugar Glaze.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Fried
Interest: 
Party

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