• 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 T shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 package dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 3/4 cups sifted flour
  • powdered sugar


(french market doughnuts). In a large mixing bowl pour the boiling water over the shortening, sugar and salt. Add the milk and let stand until warm. in a small bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water and add to the milk mixture with the egg. Stir in 2 cups flour and beat. Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Place the doube in a greased bowl turning to grease the top. Cover with wax paper and a cloth and chill until ready to use. On a light floured surface roll the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Do not let dough rise before frying. Cut into 2-inch squares and fry, a few at a time, in deep hot oil. Brown on 1 side, turn and brown the other side. Drain and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve hot. Makes 30.

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