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Baked Doughnuts



  • 2 packages yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups scalded, cooled milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup melted margarine
  • Cinnamon sugar (for topping)


  1. In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Add milk, next six ingredients and 2 cups of the flour. Blend for 30 seconds, scraping the bowl constantly.
  3. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.
  4. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
  5. Cover and let rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
  6. Turn dough onto a well-floured board. Roll dough around to coat with flour. (Dough will be soft.) Cut with floured doughnut cutter or cans.
  7. Lift carefully with spatula and place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet.
  8. Brush with melted margarine.
  9. Cover and let rise until doubled (about 20 minutes).
  10. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 425 degrees F or until golden.
  11. Immediately brush with melted margarine and shake in cinnamon sugar.


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