Monday, December 26, 2011

Spudnut Donuts

I am actually going to be giving out a secret family recipe. Well...maybe not secret but this is one of our Christmas Traditions. We have made donuts every Christmas since I can remember...and they are amazing. We would try to give them out as neighbor gifts...but usually we ate most of them. Just thinking about them makes me hungry....yum!

Spudnut Donuts
2 Tbsp Shortening (no Wesson Oil)
1 Egg, beaten
1 Cup Warm Milk
3 tsp Yeast or 1 1/2 pkg Yeast
1/4 Cup Mashed Potatoes
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla
3 cups Flour

Dissolve the yeast in 3/4 cup warm water. Put the potatoes through a sieve. Scald the milk, add sugar and salt and cool to luke warm. Add the remaining ingredients. This makes a very dry, sticky-like dough. Let rise double in bulk, then roll out o to lightly floured board. Cut with a donut cutter and fry in deep fat until golden brown.

*You can refrigerate the dough, just make sure it had already risen twice before you do so.

2-3 Cups Powdered Sugar
1-2 Oranges, squeezed for juice
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup Water
2 Tbsp Milk
1/2 Cup Margarine

Mix the ingredients. Should be thin. Dip the donuts in the glaze while hot and drain off the excess in a bowl.
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