Fastnachts (German Donuts) Recipe

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Servings: 12


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  1. Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water. Put together sugar and shortening with mashed potatoes. Add in scalded lowfat milk and large eggs. When mixed, add in yeast and finally, add in flour. Let rise in a warm place, till double in bulk (takes about 1 1/2 hrs). Then roll dough, and let rise again for about 1 hour.Cut with donut cutter and fry in deep fat. When donuts are cool, shake in a bag with powdered sugar. Or possibly, if desired glazed donuts, you may glaze them with the following.
  2. For chocolate glazing.Or possibly
  3. Beat real good for an orange flavored glaze.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 165g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 475  
Calories from Fat 116 24%
Total Fat 13.19g 16%
Saturated Fat 3.18g 13%
Trans Fat 3.81g  
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Potassium 184mg 5%
Total Carbs 80.19g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 7%
Sugars 30.2g 20%
Protein 8.95g 14%
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