- 1/2 c melted shortening [my mom uses butter]
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 c milk, scalded
- 1/2 c potato water
- 1/2 c mashed potatoes
- 2 tsp. salt
- l pkg. dry yeast in 1/4 c warm water (or add 1/4 c more water and sprinkle on lukewarm liquid ingred.)
- 2 beaten eggs
- 8 c unbleached flour
Roll out 3/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut with doughnut cutter. Cover with cloth and let rise until double, about 1 hour. Fry in deep fat (375 degrees) until brown. Place raised side down first. Turn and brown other side. Drain on paper towels and roll in sugar or glaze with thin powdered sugar and milk frosting.
Makes 3 dozen doughnuts and 3 dozen holes.
Megan's Notes: My mom often used to make these at Halloween. They are delicious; I highly recommend them!