Saturday, September 1, 2007

Raised Yeast Doughnuts--Bread Machine

¾ cup milk
1/3 cup water
1 egg
3 ½ cups all purpose or bread flour
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. shortening
2 tsp. fast rise yeast
veggie oil for frying donuts

Remove dough from bread pan. Let rest 15 minutes. Make into a rectangle about ½ inch thick. Cut with a doughnut cutter. Cover. Leave on counter to rise. Knead together scraps of dough. Let rest 10 minutes. Reroll. Cut doughnuts. Let rise 30-45 minutes or until double in size. Fry 3-4 doughnuts in 3 inches of veggie oil preheated to 375°. Turn doughnuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry 2-3 minutes until golden brown on both sides. Drain. Frost or sugar as desired.

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