Ingredients

How to make it

  • Scald milk and cool to lukewarm 105 to 115 degrees.
  • Disolve yeast in warm water stir in scalded milk.
  • Combine next five ingredients beat well stir in yeast mixture.
  • Gradually add enough flour to make a moderate soft dough.
  • Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Cut with a flowered doughnut cutter.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Let rise in a warm place 85 degrees free from drafts 1 hour or until double in size.
  • Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees.
  • Drop in 3 or 4 doughnuts at a time cook on each side about 1 minute or until golden turning only once.
  • Drain.
  • Combine powdered sugar 1/2 cup water and vanilla stir and drizzle over doughnuts.
  • Yields about 4 dozen.

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  • aluminum_chef 5 years ago
    I love doughnuts and this looks like a fantastic recipe! I am so excited to try these!! thanks so much for sharing!! :)
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow super doughnuts thanks
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  • ravenseyes 5 years ago
    This is tooooo tooo funny - its the exact recipe my mom used to use - only instead of drizzling the glaze on she would dunk them in it and then let it drip off - and oh how this brings back memories!!! thanks
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    debwin ate it and said...
    Great recipe...I haven't made donuts in years...a must try recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I have to try them! I will use my bread maker for the dough. Thank you for the recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Yum....they smell so good too!!
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    " It was excellent "
    mishi ate it and said...
    When I was but a wee lass in Ireland, my Mum made doughnuts as a treat from time-to-time and her recipe called for mashed potatoes. They were and are delicious and a must try.
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  • modmom50 5 years ago
    Is this the famous Spudnut recipe that was such a popular chain in the 50's? Nobody has ever beaten a spudnut donut for fantastic taste. I am 61 and can still taste those gems. I know they used potatos but don't know if it was potato flour or mashed potatoes. Anyhow they sure were good. Will have to try this one and see if it comes close :) Thanks for the post.
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    " It was excellent "
    cleardayz ate it and said...
    Gotta try these!
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  • justjakesmom 5 years ago
    Hmmm seems like my mom used to make these too. ; ')
    I've never tried. Sounds good.
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