Have this sweet treat for breakfast!
ingredients
ingredients
method
step-by-step directions

Carla Hall's Doughnuts

  • 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)
step-by-step directions
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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