Raised Doughnuts

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

Stir in flour and next 3 ingredients until blended.

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

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.

Roll doughnuts in powdered sugar.