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Fasnacht

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Ingredients
  Potatoes 3 Medium, peeled and quartered
  Fat 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
  Salted water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sifted flour 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package / Cake / Active Dry / Compressed)
  Lukewarm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Soft butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a bowl, combine yeast to lukewarm water until the yeast dissolves.
2) In a saucepan, add salt and bring the water to boil.
3) Add potatoes to boil until tender.
4) Drain water by reserving 1 cup.
5) In a large mixing bowl, pour in the reserved water.
6) Add sugar, salt and 1 cup flour to the water to beat into smooth consistency.
7) Stir in the yeast solution into the flour mixture.
8) Cover the flour mixture with a cloth and allow standing for 4 hours until the mixture becomes bubbly.
9) Mash the hot potatoes.
10) In a mixing bowl, place a cup of mashed potatoes and mix with butter, eggs and nutmeg.
11) Add the potato mixture into the yeast batter.
12) Place remaining flour and prepare stiff dough.
13) On a lightly floured board, place the dough and knead to smooth and elastic.
14) In a greased bowl, place the dough and cover with a lid.
15) Keep the bowl in a warm place until the dough rises to double.
16) Punch down the dough and place the dough inside refrigerator.
17) Make two parts from the dough.
18) Use a lightly floured board to roll out the dough to 1/3 inch thick.
19) With a doughnut cutter, bring the cut outs.

MAKING
20) In a skillet, place deep fat and heat up at 365°F.
21) Fry the doughnuts, one at a time until it puffs and gets brown on both the sides.
22) Transfer the doughnuts on paper towel to drain.

SERVING
23) Sprinkle sugar on top to serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Deep Fried
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Potato
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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