Yes! A break from all the Pączki recipes I’ve been posting! I’ve gone over the border to Germany to Fastnacht Keuchels- which are also doughnuts made to be eaten just before Lent.
- 5 cups flour
- 1 pkg yeast
- 1 tbsp salt
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp butter
- 2 cups milk
- fat or oil for frying
- powdered sugar
Put flour in large bowl and let stand until room temperature.
Make a well in the center of the flour.
Soften yeast and 1/2 tsp sugar in 5 tbsp warm milk and pour into the flour well.
Let rise until foamy and light, then add the remaining warm milk, eggs, salt, sugar and melted butter.
Work ingredients to a dough and knead thoroughly.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until light.
Turn onto floured board and roll to approximate 1/2" thickness.
Cut into rounds or squares.
Cover and let stand about 1 hour.
Place raised side down into hot fat.
Fry until well browned then turn and fry the second side.
Drain well and dust with powdered sugar.
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