A deep fried French Doughnut
1 cup boiling water
¼ cup shortening
½ cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cake yeast = ¼ oz = 2 ¼ tsp
½ cup lukewarm water
2 eggs, well beaten
7 ½ cups flour or so….
Powdered sugar for tossing
Pour boiling water over shortening, sugar and salt. Add milk and cool to lukewarm.
Soften yeast in lukewarm water; add to cooled mixture; then add well beaten eggs.
Stir in 4 cups flour. Beat hard. Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Place in greased bowl, turn over so all sized are greased; cover with waxed paper or a towel and chill for an hour at least or until ready to use. Do not let dough rise before frying.
Roll out chilled dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with scalloped cookie cutter and fry a few at a time in hot deep fat, about 360 to 370 degrees F; brown one side, turn and brown the other.
Drain on absorbent paper for a few seconds…toss into paper sack with powdered sugar or simply dust with powdered sugar, may garnish with melted chocolate or fruit syrups.
Place on serving dish and enjoy!
Posted by The Deedol Collection….aka Granny’s Favorites Cookbooks