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Fastnachts or Raised Doughnuts

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/4 c Milk
  • 1/4 c Shortening
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 sm Yeast cake
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg
  • 4 1/2 c Flour (4 1/2 - 5 c), sifted


Scald the milk, add shortening and salt. Cool milk until it is lukewarm;
then add crumbled yeast cake and stir. Gradually add 2 2/3 cups sifted
flour, beating batter thoroughly. Put in a warm place and allow to stand
until full of bubbles. Mix sugar with nutmeg and combine with beaten eggs.
Stir into first mixture and add remaining flour. Knead well, cover and let
rise in a warm place for about 1 hour. Turn out lightly on floured board
and roll 3/4 inch thick. Cut with doughnut cutter or biscuit cutter shaping
into a ball, or make into twists. Cover with a thin cloth and let rise on
board until top is springy to touch of a finger. Drop into hot fat (375 oF)
with the raised side down, so the top side will rise while under side
cooks. Drain on absorbent paper. Yields 3 dozen.

Raised doughnuts are delicious if dipped in a syrup made by boiling
together for 5 minutes the following:
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon white syrup

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