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A Fasnacht is a traditional doughnut type pastry prepared and served the day before lent starts. Available to buy these directly off the rack, it is definitely more appealing to bake these at home. Prepared using milk and flour, these are enjoyed by all. Try it out and enjoy!!!
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Light molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Yeast 1⁄4 Ounce
  Warm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Sifted flour 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Cooking oil 200 Milliliter
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Scald milk; add molasses, salt and butter.
Stir to melt butter; cool to lukewarm.
Soften yeast in warm water in large bowl; add milk mixture, egg and 2 1/2 cups flour.
Beat to a smooth soft dough.
Cover; let rise until doubled in bulk.
Spread remaining flour on board; turn dough onto board.
Knead dough, work- ing in enough flour to stiffen.
Shape into ball; cover with bowl.
Let rest for 10 minutes.
Roll dough, half at a time, to 1/2-inch thick rectangle.
Cut with 3- inch doughnut cutter; cover with towel.
Let rise until doubled in bulk.
Fry doughnuts, 3 or 4 at a time, in hot deep oil until brown on both sides.
Drain on absorbent paper; roll in sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Deep Fried
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5133 Calories from Fat 2361

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 267 g411.3%

Saturated Fat 66.1 g330.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 366.3 mg122.1%

Sodium 2200.2 mg91.7%

Total Carbohydrates 612 g203.9%

Dietary Fiber 15.8 g63%

Sugars 166.4 g

Protein 76 g152.8%

Vitamin A 39.9% Vitamin C 0.01%

Calcium 68.7% Iron 174.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Fasnacht Recipe