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Fried Yeast DonutsPrint Recipe
- — Donuts —
- 3/4 tbsp dry yeast
- 2 tbsp water
- 3/4 cup warm cashew milk (or other)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable shortening
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- Oil for frying
- — Icing —
- 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable sortening
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 3/4 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp warm water
Dissolve the yeast in the water.
Add milk, sugar, salt, applesauce, shortening, and about half the flour. Mix for about 3 minutes so that it is well combined. Mix in the rest of the flour.
Cover and let them rise about 45 minutes at room temperature.
Roll on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick.
Use a cookie cutter or something round in whatever size you prefer. Be sure to have a small one to cut out the center.
Cover again and let rise 30 minutes.
Heat your oil to 350F.
Fry them without overcrowding. After a minute, turn once. They should be nice and golden.
Allow to cool on paper towel to remove excess oil.
For the glaze: Mix all ingredients together. Dip cooled donuts or spoon and spread. Sprinkle them while the icing is still wet, but not dripping down the sides too quickly.