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Raised Doughnuts

3 to 3 1/2 cups flour
2 pkgs. active dry yeast (2 tbsp.)
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine
2 eggs
oil for deep frying

Makes: 18-20 doughnuts

In a large mixing bowl combine 1 1/2 cups of flour and the yeast. Heat milk, sugar, margarine and 1 tsp. salt until warm. 115-120 degrees; stir frequently until margarine almost melts. Add to dry mixture; add eggs. Beat with mixer on low speed for 1/2 min. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough. Knead 5 to 8 min. either in a heavy duty mixer (I use KitchenAid) or by hand. Shape into ball, place in greased bowl, turn once.

Let rise in warm place until doubled, 45 to 60 minutes. Punch down, divide in half. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Cover; let rise until very light, 30-45 minutes. Fry in deep hot oil. 375 degrees for about 1 min. per side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

From: Glorious Grub Cookbook By. Joan Stewart

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