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Ingredients
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1 Packet
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Sifted)
  Crisco 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Sifted)
  Crisco 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
Directions

MAKING
1 In a pan, heat the milk slightly.
2 Add in yeast to dissolve.
3 Add in 1 1/2 cups flour, beating until smooth.
4 Cover and allow to rise until double,for about 2 hours.
5 In a bowl, cream the 1/4 cup Crisco, salt, and sugar.
6 Beat in egg and stir into yeast mixture.
7 Add in the remaining 2 cups flour, mixing thoroughly.
8 In greased bowl, transfer the mixture turning once to grease surface.
9 Allow to rise again until double.
10 On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 3/8-inch thickness.
11 Cut using a floured doughnut cutter.
12 Allow to rise for 45 minutes.
13 In a pan, fry in deep Crisco heated to 375° for 3 to 5 minutes.
14 Thoroughly drain on paper toweling.
15 Roll in additional sugar or glaze with Confectioners Sugar Glaze, while still warm,

SERVING
16 Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Fried
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
65 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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