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Amish Light-As-A-Feather Donuts

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Donuts

  • 3 eggs
  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons yeast
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup shortening

Glaze

  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 2 cups of warm water.
  2. Add eggs, flour, salt, sugar and lard to yeast mixture.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Cover with a tea towel and let rise until doubled.
  5. Roll out to ½ inch thick, cutting with a donut cutter.
  6. Let rise again, 30–45 minutes.
  7. Fry until golden on one side then flip and do the other side. This takes just a few minutes per side.
  8. Drain on paper towels and dip in glaze.
  9. For the glaze: Mix corn syrup, vanilla, powdered sugar and 2 T. hot water together.
  10. If consistency is not thin enough, add the other tablespoon water.
  11. Roll donuts in glaze while still warm.
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