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1 Tbls. dry active yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 Tbls. shortening, melted
3 Tbls. sugar
2 1/2-3 cup self-rising flour
vegetable oil
2 1/2 cup sifted powder 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; 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.
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 powdered sugar with 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. Yields about 14 doughnuts.


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