Ingredients

How to make it

  • Long John’s
  • Dissolve 1/2 cup shortening in 1 cup boiling water. Cool to lukewarm. Add canned milk. Dissolve 3 packages dry yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add eggs, nutmeg, sugar and salt. Add flour slowly. Knead for 5 minutes. Let dough rest 10 minutes. Roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into strips 1 x 6 inches and place on waxed paper. Let rise until double in bulk. Fry like doughnuts.
  • TRADITIONAL FROSTING: Melt 1/4 cup butter. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar and boil a few minutes. Add a few drops of maple flavoring, 2 tablespoons cream and enough powdered sugar to make spreadable.
  • Chocolate glaze
  • Heat chocolate and butter over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup powdered sugar and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in 1 teaspoon hot water at a time until desired consistency (about 2 tablespoons of water is needed).
  • Bavarian Cream Filling
  • In a large sauce pan, dissolve gelatin in cold milk. Place pan over medium heat and heat until simmering, stirring frequently. While milk is heating, whisk together egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar until light and pale yellow in color. Slowly add mixture to simmering milk, whisking constantly. Let cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat transfer to a large bowl, and set aside, stirring occasionally, until warm not hot. Beat egg whites until foamy. Add 1 tablespoon sugar and vanilla and continue beating until soft peaks form. Fold in beaten whites. Chill until thickened.
  • After frying the doughnuts allow them to cool. Fill the doughnuts with the chilled Bavarian Cream either by spliting the doughnut and filling or by filling a hole you have made with a long wooden handle, Chill until you have made either the Maple frosting or the Chocolate Glaze. Glaze and enjoy.

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  • dontlaughatme 3 years ago
    YOUR DIRECTIONS ARE INCOMPLETE...

    Dissolve 1/2 cup shortening in 1 cup boiling water. Cool to lukewarm.

    Add canned milk. - DO YOU MEAN CONDENSED MILK OR EVAPORATED MILK???

    Dissolve 3 packages dry yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
    Add eggs, nutmeg, sugar and salt. - DO I ADD THESE TO THE SHORTENING-WATER-MILK LIQUID - OR - DO I ADD THESE TO THE WATER-YEAST LIQUID?? AT WHAT POINT ARE THE TWO LIQUIDS COMBINED?

    Add flour slowly.
    Knead for 5 minutes.
    Let dough rest 10 minutes.
    Roll to 1/4 inch thick.
    Cut into strips 1 x 6 inches and place on waxed paper.
    Let rise until double in bulk.
    Fry like doughnuts. - I'VE NEVER MADE DOUGHNUTS - WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? WHAT TEMPERATURE? HOW LONG? DEEP FRY OR PAN FRY?
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  • divaliscious 6 years ago
    I feel so deprived - never had these as a kid or as an adult...its a must save and try 'em...sounds like one great treat!
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  • momto4 6 years ago
    OMG ! ! ! I haven't had these since I was a kid! We used to get them at the local bakery that is no longer there! Have to make these!
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  • dandelion 7 years ago
    Glad you guys like the recipe. It makes a ton of doughnuts
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  • maryeaudet 7 years ago
    yay! I have been looking fo a recipe for these forever. cant wait to try!
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  • jlv1023 7 years ago
    my husband loves long johns, need to make them for him this week,
    thanks
    jlv1023
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  • michellem 7 years ago
    I love long johns! I have never made home made doughnuts before. Im a little nervous but will give it a shot! ~M
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