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old fashioned raised doughnuts

a recipe by
Cindy Rice
Springfield, VT

Was actually looking for a great cake recipe that was different, when I stumbled across this raised doughnut recipe.. I loved raised doughnuts.. But had never made thought I'd fix it a whirl..I doubled the recipe..and got about3 dozen ..portions and sizes were a lot smaller back in the day..also; I rolled them in a cinnamon/sugar mix. (As some of you know, my confectioners sugar had gone stale, or I'd've made a glaze for some of them..will also put a lot more nutmeg in the next time I make them..

serves 24
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For old fashioned raised doughnuts

  • 3/4 cup
  • 1/3 cup
  • 1tsp
  • 1package
    granular or compressed yeast
  • 1/4 cup
  • 4 1/4 cup
    flour - sifted
  • 1tsp
  • 1/3 cup
    soft shortening
  • 2

How To Make old fashioned raised doughnuts

  • 1
    Scald milk.add sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm.
  • 2
    Sprinkle yeast over warm water; or crumble compressed yeast into lukewarm (85°) water. Stir til dissolved.
  • 3
    Add milk mixture, 2 cups flour,and nutmeg.beat well.
  • 4
    Stir in shortening, then eggs.
  • 5
    Add remaining flour, kneading in last portion on lightly floured surface.
  • 6
    Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Let rise in warm place until doubled.
  • 7
    Turn out in lightly floured board. Roll dough 1/3" thick; cut.
  • 8
    Remove trimmings and form into ball. When doubled, roll out and cut.
  • 9
    Let 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..

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