5 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp salt
2 pkg active dry yeast
1 3/4 c very warm milk (120Âº to 130Âº)
1/3 c shortening
Mix 2 c of flour, the sugar, salt & yeast in large bowl. Add milk, shortening & eggs. Beat on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl, then on med speed 1 minute, scraping bowl. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise in warm place 50 to 60 min or til doubled.
Turn dough onto generously floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour. Flatten dough with hands or rolling pin to 1/2" thickness. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Push together scraps and gently knead 2 or 3 times. Flatten dough to 1/2" thickness; cut. Cover doughnuts and let rise 30 to 40 minutes or until double.
at 6:10 PM on Jan. 13, 2009