*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                              RAISED DOUGHNUTS
 Recipe By     : Betty Crocker’s Old-Fashioned Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Snacks
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    5      cups          all-purpose flour
      1/2  cup           sugar
    1      teaspoon      salt
    2      packages      active dry yeast
    1 3/4  cups          very warm milk (120F to 130F)
      1/3  cup           shortening
    2                    eggs
                         Vegetable oil
 Mix 2 cups of the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in large bowl. Add milk,
 shortening and eggs. Beat on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently.
 Beat on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in remaining
 flour until smooth. Cover and let rise in warm place 50 to 60 minutes or
 until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.) Turn
 dough onto generously floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with
 flour. Flatten dough with hands or rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut
 with floured doughnut cutter. Push together scraps and gently knead 2 or 3
 times. Flatten dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with floured 3-inch doughnut
 cutter. Cover doughnuts and let rise 30 to 40 minutes or until double. Heat
 oil (1 1/2 to 2 inches) in Dutch oven to 350F. Slide doughnuts into hot oil
 with wide spatula. Fry about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
 Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surfaces); drain on paper towels.
 Roll or shake in sugar.
 YIELD: about 2 dozen doughnuts
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 NOTES : For a spiced version, add ground cinnamon, ginger and a pinch of
 nutmeg to the sugar before shaking the doughnuts.