Make these with a family member or frien. You will love these Italian donuts, easy to freeze!
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm buttermilk (not hot)
1-1/2 cups warm plain mashed potatoes
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 cups sugar, divided
4 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 cups all-purpose flour
zest of 2 oranges
vegetable Oil for deep-fat frying
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a large bowl dissolve yeast in warm buttermilk, make sure it is warm not hot.
Add the cooked mashed potatoes, eggs and butter.
Add 2 cups sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, 3 cups flour & zest of 2~3 oranges.
Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Do not knead. Cover for about 2 hours.
Floured surface and divide into fourths.Knead the dough.
Make even balls of dough than Roll each portion on the flour surface. Roll 1″ thick and twist. ( as seen in the photo)
use either an electric skillet or deep fryer.
Before placing the donuts in oil make sure the oil is hot. Heat oil to 375°.
Fry donuts a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides.
Drain on paper towels.
Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl than roll each donuts in the cinnamon-sugar mixture while donuts are still warm.
Yield: about 24 donuts give or take.
This recipe is from my friend Tina who is from, Italy. Tina is an amazing chef and baker. We made these donuts together.
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