Amish Doughnuts

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“Another favorite out of my Amish cookbook ! We used to live near an Amish community and their doughnuts and breads were unbelievable ! Time listed does not include the rising or frying.”
36 doughnuts

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 2 cups of warm water.
  2. Add eggs, flour, salt, sugar and lard to yeast mixture.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Cover with a tea towel and let rise until doubled.
  5. Roll out to 1/2" thick, cutting with a doughnut cutter.
  6. Let rise again, 30-45 minutes.
  7. Fry until golden on one side then flip and do the other side. This takes just a few minutes per side.
  8. Drain on paper towels and dip in glaze.
  9. Glaze mixture:
  10. Mix Karo syrup, vanilla, powdered sugar and 2 T. hot water together.
  11. If consistency is not thin enough, add the other tablespoon water.
  12. Roll doughnuts in glaze while still warm.

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