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1/2 cup boiling water
2 T shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 package dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 egg, beaten
3 3/4 cups sifted flour
powdered sugar

In a large mixing bowl pour the boiling water over the shortening, sugar
and salt. Add the milk and let stand until warm. in a small bowl
dissolve the yeast in the warm water and add to the milk mixture with
the egg. Stir in 2 cups flour and beat. Add enough flour to make a
soft dough. Place the doube in a greased bowl turning to grease the
top. Cover with wax paper and a cloth and chill until ready to use. On
a light floured surface roll the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Do not
let dough rise before frying. Cut into 2-inch squares and fry, a few at
a time, in deep hot oil. Brown on 1 side, turn and brown the other
side. Drain and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve hot. Makes 30.

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