Old fashioned raised doughnuts
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- 3/4 cup
- 1/3 cup
- granular or compressed yeast
- 1/4 cup
- 4 1/4 cup
- flour - sifted
- 1/3 cup
- soft shortening
1Scald milk.add sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm.
2Sprinkle yeast over warm water; or crumble compressed yeast into lukewarm (85°) water. Stir til dissolved.
3Add milk mixture, 2 cups flour,and nutmeg.beat well.
4Stir in shortening, then eggs.
5Add remaining flour, kneading in last portion on lightly floured surface.
6Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Let rise in warm place until doubled.
7Turn out in lightly floured board. Roll dough 1/3" thick; cut.
8Remove trimmings and form into ball. When doubled, roll out and cut.
9Let cut doughnuts rise til very light (30-40 minutes). Leave uncovered so crust will form. Pick up on floured wide spatula and ease into deep hot fat (375°). Fry until golden brown, turning once. Drain. Makes 2 dozen..