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Carla Hall's Doughnuts

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Have this sweet treat for breakfast!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
36
cost
$
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Carla's doughnuts are perfect for breakfast. Try them for yourself!
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ingredients
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons (2 envelopes) dry yeast
  • 1 3/4 cups warm milk (105 - 115 degrees)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Quart vegetable oil for frying
  • FOR THE GLAZE:
  • 2 cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 4 tablespons Water (room temperature)
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step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    4 1/2 teaspoons (2 envelopes) dry yeast
    1 3/4 cups warm milk (105 - 115 degrees)
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 eggs (lightly beaten)
    1/4 cup shortening
    2 tablespoons butter (softened)
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    In a large bowl sprinkle yeast over warm milk with sugar and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy. Stir in salt, eggs, shortening, butter, and 2 cups of flour. Mix at low speed in mixer or stir with wooden spoon.
  • 2
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead flour about five minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with a cloth. Set in a warm place to rise until doubled or set in fridge overnight.
  • 3
      
    Turn dough out onto floured surface and gently roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter or a biscuit cutter if making filled doughnuts. Cover loosely and let dough rise again until double in size.
  • 4
    1 Quart vegetable oil for frying
    Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350°. Carefully slide donuts into oil. Turn donuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry until golden brown on both sides.
  • 5
    2 cups Confectioners Sugar
    4 tablespons Water (room temperature)
    Mix together the confectioners sugar and water until smooth. Coat the donuts while still hot and allow to cool on a drying rack.
 
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