Old fashioned Yeast Doughnuts
3-1/2 tspactive dry yeast
1/4 clukewarm water (105 degrees f.)
1/2 cwhole milk
6 ozvegetable shortening
1/4 cgranulated sugar
2 largeeggs,lightly beaten
4 to 5 call purpose flour (humidity affects amount)
2 cvegetable oil, canola oil or lard for frying
How to Make Old fashioned Yeast Doughnuts
- Using caution, heat oil to 350° F. , in a deep skillet or Dutch oven (I use a Fry Daddy) until a speck of dough dropped into hot fat dances on the surface. Fry doughnuts, three or four at a time, until golden brown, (about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 minutes per side), turning as necessary. Drain on inverted cooling rack placed over paper towel - lined sheet pan.
- NOTE: You are aiming for a very slightly slack dough because one that is too dry, will make a heavy end product.