Coffee Time Doughnuts Recipe


1 pkg. dry yeast, dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tablespoon shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup cold milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon nutmeg
3 3/4 cups flour

Combine boiling water, shortening, sugar, and salt. Add cold milk. Blend in egg, nutmeg and the dissolved yeast. Blend in flour; mix to a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface; knead 7 - 10 minutes.

(I haven't tried making these in a mixer with dough hooks, but it would probably work.) Place in a greased bowl; turn to coat top. Cover and refrigerate 2 - 3 hours or overnight. When ready to continue, roll out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a doughnut cutter.

(Combine scraps and roll out again.) Let set on a floured surface until double in bulk, about 40 minutes. Fry in deep fat (375 degrees)about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. If desired, shake in a bag with sugar or cinnamon and sugar.

This is a very old recipe in the family for many years. These are light and wonderful!

Coffee Time Doughnuts

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