2 packages dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105-115ºF)
1 1/2 cups scalded and cooled milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
5 cups flour
oil for deep frying
Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-quart bowl. Add milk, salt, eggs,
Shortening and 2 cups flour. Beat on low speed, scraping bowl Constantly, 30
seconds. Beat on medium speed scraping bowl Occasionally, 2 minutes.
Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise in
warm place, until double, 50 to 60 minutes. (Dough Is ready when indentation
remains when touched.)
Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour. Gently
roll dough 1/2 inch thick with floured rolling pin. Cut with floured doughnut
cutter. Cover and let rise until double, 30 to 40 minutes.
Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350ºF. Slide doughnuts
into hot oil with wide spatula. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the Surface. Fry
until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Remove carefully from oil (do
not prick surface); drain.
Dip the Doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack then when
slightly cooled spread chocolate glaze on top.
CREAMY GLAZE: 1/3 cup butter 2 cups powered sugar 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 4 to 6
Tbsp. hot water Heat butter until melted; Remove from heat. Stir in powered
sugar and Vanilla until smooth. Stir in water, 1 tbsp. at a time, until desired
CHOCOLATE GLAZE: 1/3 cup butter 2 cups powered sugar 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 4 to 6
Tbsp. hot water 4 oz milk chocolate chips or semi- sweet chips Heat butter and
Chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted; remove from heat. Stir in
powered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water 1 tbsp. at a time, until