THE AMISH COOK: Homemade Yeast Doughnuts
- YEAST DOUGHNUTS
- 2 packages yeast
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1 cup scalded milk
- 6 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 /4 tablespoon shortening
- 3 eggs
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- Sift flour in a separate bowl.
- Pour water over yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar.
- Stir and let stand.
- Meanwhile, pour scalded milk into a bowl and add salt and then shortening. When lukewarm , add water, yeast and 3 cups flour.
- Beat until smooth.
- Add beaten eggs and rest of flour.
- Let rise till double.
- Punch down.
- Cut out into shapes and let rise again.
- Then fry in hot grease until golden.
this sounds so interesting about the donuts! I recall my greatgrandmother made some donuts that were also fantastic the day they were made but not so great the next day. not too much could be done to improve them except perhaps with coffee soup. anyone have a clue why this is ?? Also, any idea why this is the time of year for butchering ??My recollection is that it was just before Thanksgiving in the fall.. Different climate ??
enjoy your receipys tryed several.. keep up thr good work
Hi, I enjoy the column. I was wondering how the family heats their home. Thank you.
Thanks, Susan. A coal stove in the basement does a really effective job of lifting heat through the house. Propane lights help on extra cold days