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Easy Fasnacht

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast/3 cakes compressed yeast 3
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sifted all purpose flour 7 Cup (112 tbs)
  Cooking oil 300 Milliliter
Directions

Sprinkle or crumble yeast into water in large bowl.
Use very warm water (105° F.to 115°F.) for dry yeast; use lukewarm (80°F.to 90°F.) for compressed.
Let stand for a few minutes, then stir until dissolved.
Add next 4 ingredients and mix.
Add enough flour to make a stiff dough.
Let rest for 10 minutes.
Turn out on lightly floured board and knead until smooth.
Roll into a rectangle 3/4 inch thick.
Cut with a floured doughnut cutter, or cut into 2-inch squares.
Let rise for 10 minutes.
Fry in deep hot oil (350°F. on frying thermometer) until just delicately browned on both sides.
Drain on absorbent paper and cool.
Roll in granulated sugar if desired.
Store airtight.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Fried
Interest: 
Kids
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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