Raised Doughnuts


2 packages of active dry yeast

1/2 cup of warm water

12/ cup milk scalded

1/3 cup shortening

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

3 1/2 to 4 cups of sifted flour

2 eggs


Orange Glaze


Soften active dry yeast in warm water.

Combine milk, shortening, sugar, and salt.

Cool to lukewarm.

Add 1 cup of the flour. Beat well.

Beat in softened yeast and eggs.

Add enough of the remaining flour to make a medium soft dough; mix well.

Place in greased bowl cover and chill 3 hours or overnight. (If dough rises in refrigerator punch down).

Turn out on a lightly floured surface and roll 1/3 inch thick.

Cut with a floured dough cutter.

Let rise till very light (30-40 min.)

Fry in deep hot fat (375) about 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Drain on paper towels.

While warm dip doughnuts in sugar or drizzle with glaze.


Orange Glaze



1 tsp grated orange peel

3 tbsp orange juice

2 cups powdered sugar