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Friday, April 15, 2016


My mom use to make these on Halloween, I can still remember helping her as a child.  They were a favorite for sure.  There is nothing like a homemade warm doughnut.

1/2 C Shortening
1/2 C. Potato Water
1 1/2 C. Scalded Milk
1 C. Potatoes Mashed
1/2 C. Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
6-7 C. flour
3 Eggs
2 packages yeast
1/2 tsp. lemon rind
2 tsp. Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together to make a soft dough. Let dough raise until double in size. Roll out to 3/4" thickness and cut into circles, I use to different sizes of circle cookie cutters. Let raise till double in size and then deep fry until golden brown, flipping over as needed.  You can either do a plain glaze, a chocolate glaze to coat these, or you can roll them in cinnamon and sugar to top them off.  Eating them warm is a must!!

Glaze:1/2 c. boiling water1 lb. powdered sugar2 tbsp. butter2 tbsp. vanilla
Chocolate Glaze: 
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbl. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbl. milk or water
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Slowly stir in milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until silky and smooth. If you need a touch more milk to make this a dippable glaze, add a bit more. Dip doughnuts in chocolate glaze and let rest to harden slightly.

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together with a whisk until smooth.  Add additional water if needed to make a smooth glaze.  Dip  doughnuts into bowl and coat using a spoon to pour glaze over doughnut.  Then remove to a cooling rack to harder slightly.

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