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Raised Doughnuts

Yield 2 dozen


  • 1 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) envelope active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 3 ingredients in a large glass bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in flour and next 3 ingredients until blended.

  3. Pat or roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter. Let stand 45 minutes.

  4. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Fry doughnuts, in batches, 1 minute on each side or until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.

  5. Roll doughnuts in powdered sugar.