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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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23 Comments

  1. Theresa Szeman

    So why can’t I copy the doughnut recipes, it sounds really good and would like a copy of it. If you have it on facebook then I click on it to see it then I should be able to copy it. could you please let me know how to copy it, without hand writing it all down.
    Thank you very much !
    Theresa Szeman

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    1. Kevin

      Theresa, try again, I made it so that you should now be able to easily print it out!

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    2. Bev

      You can copy and paste by highlighting the text you want to copy. Hold down the Alt key and press C. This will copy the text. Go to your writing program ( I use Word) and while holding down the Alt key press V. This will put it into your program.
      You can copy pictures by left clicking it with the mouse and a small window will open. Click on copy
      I hope this helps you.

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  2. Marianne Quesnelle

    I highlight the recipe then right click & select copy. Then I go to my e-mail acct and hit compose new. In the message box I right click again and select paste. Then I send it to myself! I have a folder that is labeled ” E-mail Recipes”. They are all in one place where I can easily look it up!

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  3. Robert Folz

    I bought some of these today. I am ADDICTED and now MUST find a place in PA that sells them!

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  4. Mary

    Hi Kevin,

    I would love to try this recipe for LIGHT AS A FEATHER DOUGHNUTS however you do not say how many donuts it will make. Judging by the amount of flour it calls for, I must be many. Would you mind letting me know? Thank you! Mary Jaeger, mcjaeger68@yahoo.com

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  5. Sandy

    Could you please do a break-down of this recipe so I can make up to (one-two) dozen doughnuts!!!
    Sincerely yours,
    Sandy
    Thank you so much!!!

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  6. Earl

    FYI — The recipe calls for scalded milk. For the Amish this is requirement because they use their own raw milk. However, you get your milk from the store the homogenizing process has already been done for you, so you can skip this step.

    Recipe looks great. Can’t wait to try it.

    Thanks!
    Earl

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    1. Kevin

      That is a good point Earl, that’ll save people a step, thanks for stopping by!

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      1. Barbara

        The warm milk activates the yeast.

  7. Pricilla

    I cant wait to try this recipe out!!

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  8. Linda

    Aren’t there any recipes for doughnuts that are not deep fried?

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    1. Kevin

      Linda, I should have a baked doughnut recipe to post soon!

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    2. vernell

      plan to bake in my air fryer

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  9. Karan

    If this is an Amish recipe, why with all the butter they have, would they use margarine?

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    1. Kevin

      You can use either, you’d be surprised how much margarine and other spreads have made inroads into Amish kitchens. Amish cooking is slowly changing….olive oil and canola oil are showing up on the shelves of Amish bulk food stores…lard is no longer the shortening of choice for many Amish cooks….the perception is that margarine is “healthier” so some Amish cooks have embraced it, but, again, either can be used. Thanks for stopping by Amish365, Karan!

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  10. cindy s monnier

    Kevin, this doesn’t apply to this recipe, but.
    I am so insulted by what you have done to this website.
    I donated you money when you got into a financial bind,
    and now you want me to pay to see some off the recipes.
    I enjoy your column, but there are a lot of other sites to get recipes from.

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    1. Kevin

      Cindy, I sent you an email about this, please get back to me when you can! – Kevin

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  11. Diane

    Kevin
    Maple extract is that what you call home made maple syrup?

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    1. Kevin

      Diane, I asked the Amish baker the very question you did and, honestly, extract is just used because it is cheaper. An Amish baker selling large quantities of maple cookies would incur a lot of expense if they used pure maple syrup, but you can use either. As far responding to comments, I apologize..I do almost always respond, but it may take me a few days. I am trying to get faster, but I have a lot on my plate now. Thank you, though, for your comments and interest!

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  12. John

    Hi Kevin – a couple of questions: (1) what size cutters did you use to cut-out the donuts? How long was the rise after cutting out? What oil did you use to deep-fry? And lastly – how many doughnuts does this make?

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    1. Kevin

      Sorry, John, I am behind on comments…They were like a 2″ wide cutter, not very big, but you can use any. This makes two dozen depending on size and fry in canola oil, hope that helps!

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