How to make it

  • Place the flour, baking powder, salt and mace in a medium bowl.
  • Stir with a wire whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the shortening and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and mix until creamy.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk, mixing on low speed, just until well-combined.
  • Place on a floured board.
  • Work the dough lightly with your hands, adding a little more flour as needed if it is too sticky. (This dough should be very soft, something like a biscuit dough, so don't add more flour than necessary.)
  • Gently roll the dough into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle or square.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into 2-inch squares or similarly sized rectangles.
  • Heat the oil in a deep-sided pot over medium heat to 375° F.
  • Carefully add the fastnachts to the oil, about 6 per batch, and fry until well-browned on one side, about 2 minutes.
  • Flip and brown the other side for another 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain.
  • Repeat with the remaining fastnachts.

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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Yummmm - I love these! Thank you so much... =)
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    " It was excellent "
    tannzzi ate it and said...
    These remind me of the Cruellers I had as a Child, are these shaped like a bowtie & dusted with powdered sugar? Thanks for posting it, brings back Wonderful Memories of a Great Bakery Dessert
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