Friday, August 15, 2008

Potato Donuts



1 Tablespoon yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup soymilk
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mashed pototoes
4-5 cups flour (used 1 cup whole wheat, rest white)

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Then add soymilk, softened margarine, sugar, and salt. To this add potatoes, then flour one cup at a time to make a soft dough.

Knead 2 - 5 minutes. Let rise until doubled (1 and 1/2 hours) in a warm place. Roll out on a floured surface and cut out donuts (use a donut cookie cutter for best results). Let rise again for 1/2 an hour. 

Heat vegetable oil in an electric skillet at 375 degrees. Drop donuts in and watch closely as they will cook quickly, turning when golden brown. Lay out on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

After they cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar, or a cinnamon & sugar mix. Or while they are still hot dip them in a glaze made of 2 cups powdered sugar, 6 Tbsp water, and a sprinkle of vanilla. Place glazed donuts on a cooling rack to cool and harden.

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