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2 pkg. dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups milk, scalded and cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup shortening
41/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter (about)
2 eggs

In large mixer bowl dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar,
salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, eggs, shortening and 2 cups of the flour.
Blend 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 2
minutes medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining
flour until smooth, scraping side of bowl. Cover; let rise in warm
place until double, 50-60 minutes.

Turn dough onto well floured cloth covered board; roll around
lightly to coat with flour. Dough will be soft to handle. With
floured stockinette covered rolling pin, gently roll dough about
1/2-inch thick( or pat gently with hand). Cut with floured 2 1/2
inch doughnut cutter. Lift doughnuts carefully with spatula and
place 2-inches apart on greased baking sheet. Brush doughnuts with
melted butter. Cover; let rise until double, about 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden..
Immediately brush with melted butter and shake in cinnamon sugar
or if desired, spread with creamy glaze or chocolate glaze. Makes
1 12/ dozen.

CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS: Omit nutmeg and cinnamon. Stir in 1/2 cup
cocoa with the first addition of flour. After baking, shake
doughnuts in confectioners sugar or spread with chocolate glaze.

APPLESAUCE DOUGHNUTS: Substitute 1 1/2 cups lukewarm applesauce
for the milk. Substitute 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
and 1/2 teaspoon cloves for the 1 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon


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Stick to Fried Donut Recipes!, November 10, 2004 - 02:44 PM
Reviewer: Melissa from St. Paul, Minn. USA
This was by far the worst thing I have ever baked. First of all, it called for WAY too much yeast, which should have been a warning sign. Also, it called for too much liquid (aka the 1 1/2 cups of milk). Basically, it turned out to be a big sloppy mess. I tried baking them anyway, but turned out very starchy. Save yourself the time and money and just buy some donuts or bake cookies!

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