My Grandma's Glazed Doughnuts

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My Grandma's Glazed Doughnuts

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  • cups sugar

  • 4

    teaspoons salt

  • 2

    cups mashed potatoes

  • 1⅓

    cup crisco

  • 2

    packages dry yeast

  • 3

    cups potato water

  • 14

    cups flour

  • 5

    large beaten eggs


Mix potatoes with crisco while hot. Mix well. Let cool a little then add the beaten eggs, stir well. Dissolve the 2 packages yeast in 3 cups lukewarm potato water. Mix the 1 1/2c. sugar, 4 teaspoons salt, add the potato egg and crisco mixture. Stir well. Add the dissolved yeast then flour. Knead well. Let rise in a large container that has been greased well. Cover and let rise until doubled in size. Divide into four parts. Roll out 1/4" thick. Cut with biscuit cutter. Pull center with thumb. Let rise till light.about 1 hour. Fry in hot crisco until light brown. Drain on paper towles. then dip in glaze when cool. Glaze: Dissolve 3 boxes powdered sugar in boiling water. Add a little at a time until thin. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and lemon flavoring. Taste and if you want a little more add it. Dip doughnuts when cool. Drain on a baking sheet lined with cooling racks. When icing sets remove and enjoy. This makes a lot you can cut recipe in half.


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