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Tasty Baked Donuts

Who doesn't love a great donut? Now instead of picking them up from the bakery, you can make at home. This recipe for tasty baked donuts will deliver a delicious treat perfect for breakfast (or dessert!). This recipe makes 2 dozen donuts.

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Ingredients

  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar mixed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water in a small bowl and let it dissolve for 5 minutes.
     
  2. Put the milk and shortening in a saucepan and heat until the shortening is melted. Cool to lukewarm.
     
  3. Pour the yeast mixture into a large mixing bowl and add the milk mix.
     
  4. Stif in the 1/4 cup sugar, salt, nutmeg, eggs and 2 cups flour.
     
  5. Beat briskly until well blended. Add the remaining 2 1/2 cups flour and beat until smooth. Cover the bowl and let double in bulk, about 1 hour.
     
  6. Dust a board generously with flour and turn the dough mass onto it. This dough is soft and needs enough flour on the board to prevent sticking, but is easy to handle.
     
  7. Pat the dough into a round about 1/2 inch thick. Use a 3 inch doughnut cutter and cut out the doughnuts, placing them (and the doughnut holes) on greased baking sheets, 1 inch apart. These don't spread much; they rise.
     
  8. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Let the doughnuts rest and rise for 20 minutes uncovered. Bake about 10 minutes or a little longer, until they have a touch of golden brown.
     
  9. Remove from the oven. Have ready the melted butter and a brush.
     
  10. On a sheet of wax paper, spread the cinnamon sugar. Brush each doughnut and doughnut hole with butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar. Serve hot.

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