Yield
about 2 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in water in a small bowl, stirring well; let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly.

Step 2

Combine milk, remaining sugar, salt, and shortening in a large mixing bowl, stirring until shortening melts. Cool to lukewarm (105° to 115°).

Step 3

Add yeast mixture to milk mixture; stir well. Add flour, stirring to make a soft dough.

Step 4

Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until dough is doubled in bulk.

Step 5

Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; let rest 5 minutes. Roll to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Place doughnuts and holes on greased baking sheets. Cover and repeat rising procedure 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk

Step 6

Drop doughnuts and holes, a few at a time, into deep hot oil (375°). Fry until golden brown, turning once. Drain well. Dip doughnuts in glaze. Serve hot.

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