Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I got this recipe when I was a teenager and have been making it ever since. Anytime my nephews and nieces spend the night, they request these. They take some time but they sure are worth it!
* 1 tablespoon dry active yeast
* 1/2 cup warm water
* 1/2 cup buttermilk
* 3 tablespoons shortening, melted (DO NOT use oil)
* 3 tablespoons sugar
* 2 1/2-3 cups flour
* 3 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* vegetable oil
* 2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
* 1/4 cup milk
Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
Add buttermilk, shortening, sugar and 1 1/2 cup flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead several times.
Roll dough to 1/2 inch thick and cut with a 2 1/2 inch doughnut cutter.
Place doughnuts on lightly floured surface, cover and let rise 45 minutes or until double in bulk.
Heat 2-3 inches of oil to 375°F.
(I use my Fry Daddy) Drop in 4 or 5 doughnuts at a time.
Cook about 2 minutes or until lightly golden in color, turning once.
Drain well on paper towels.
Combine 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar with 1/4 cup milk, stir until smooth.
Dip each doughnut in glaze while still warm; allow excess glaze to drip off.
Cool on wire rack or serve warm.