Servings: 24Prep Time: 1 1/2 hr Cook Time: 15 minutes
½ Cup warm water
1 Package of Yeast
1 Teaspoon Salt
½ Cup of Sugar
2/3 Cup of Shortening
2 Cups hot milk
1 Cup room temp mashed potatoes
6-7 Cups of Flour
Oil for frying
Pour the yeast in to the warm water and let sit for 5 minutes or so. In a large bowl add salt, sugar, shortening, and milk. Let it cool down a little. Add the potatoes, eggs, yeast mixture to the milk mixture. Add the flour 1 cup at a time till it forms nice firm dough. Sprinkle some flour on your counter and roll out. Then cut your doughnuts. Let them raise for a good hour. Then heat some oil to 350 degrees and start frying.
Make a thin glaze with 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and some water. Dip each doughnut in your glaze and set on a tray to cool.
Submitted by: remorc on January 17, 2011