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Here's my favorite...makes 2 dozen

1 pkg yeast
1/4 c. warm water
3/4 c. lukewarm milk
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/4 c. shortening
3 1/2 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water, stir in milk, sugar, salt, egg (slightly beaten), shortening and 2 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth.
Add rest of flour and knead 5 minutes.
Cover and let it rise 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down dough and let it rise another 30 minutes.
Roll dough 3/8 " thick, cut with donut cutter.
Let the donuts sit uncovered for 30 minutes to rise and form a crust on the outside.
Deep fry until golden and drain.
Frost, glaze or roll in sugar.
To glaze, mix 1/3 c boiling water with 1 cup of powdered sugar. Glaze while warm.

These are soooo good when fresh and warm.... :)
 

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Jeff, if they were cake like and thick, they might not have risen enough. Make sure her yeast is not too old.
Can she set them in a warm place to rise, like close to a stove or in a barely warm oven?
The yeast makes them double in size and they should be light and airy.
Hope it works out for her! :)


I thought of something else....
make sure you dont' prick them or poke holes in them after they rise, they will soak up hot oil when deep frying.. Good luck to you! :D
 
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