New Orleans French Market Doughnuts
1Combine in large bowl 1/2 sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1 teaspoon salt.
2Add 2 cups scalded milk and mix thoroughly.
3Add 1 pack yeast softened in 1/2 cup lukewarm water.
5Beat in 4 cups flour.then add from 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour to make a soft dough.
6Transfer dough to a well buttered bowl.
7Cover with waxed paper and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
8The dough should not be allowed to rise before frying.
9Roll dough into a sheet about 1/4 inch thick, cut into 2-inch squares.
10Fry in hot grease to a golden brown. Drain on paper towel.
11Shake in paper bag with powdered sugar or sprinkle on top.
12Dough will keep in refrigerator several days.