Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Mama's Raised Doughnuts

1 package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup warm milk
Approximately 4 cups flour

Sprinkle yeast over warm water to dissolve. Meanwhile, combine shortening, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon and blend. Stir in egg and warm milk; then add softened yeast and beat until smooth. Add enough flour to make a soft dough that can be handled. Knead well and place in a greased bowl. Turn dough over, cover, and set in a warm place to rise. When dough has doubled, punch it down and repeat the rising process. Then roll dough on a floured board to about 1/2 inch thick and cut doughnuts with a floured cutter. Let rise 25 minutes. Fry in 3 to 4 inches of hot (375°) cooking oil. When cooked, sprinkle with sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture.

From my mother's recipe files.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)