Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 packages (1/4 ounce each ) active dry yeast

  2. 1/2 cup warm water (110 to 115 )

  3. 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110 to 115 )

  4. 1/2 cup sugar

  5. 1/2 cup shortening

  6. 2 eggs

  7. 1 teaspoon salt

  8. 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour

  9. Oil for deep-fat frying


  11. 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar

  12. 4 to 6 tablespoons water

  13. Colored sprinkles and/or assorted breakfast cereals

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. First-Prize Doughnuts Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, shortening, eggs, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; roll out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

  4. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.

  5. In a shallow bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and water until smooth. Dip warm doughnuts in glaze; decorate as desired with sprinkles and/or cereals. Yield: 20 doughnuts.


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