Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mashed Potato Doughnuts

Ingredients:
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed potatoes
3 tablespoons shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup milk

Directions:Sift first 5 ingredients together. Cream sugar and shortening, add potatoes and eggs. Add to flour mixture, with milk, to form a soft dough that you can handle. Roll out on floured board 1/2 inch thick; cut with doughnut cutter. Cook in deep, hot fat till brown on both sides (turn when first crack appears) Drain on paper towels. Serve plain or coated with a powdered sugar glaze. Enjoy!

Yes...I DID make doughnuts, and no....I didn't burn down my house this time! (Inside joke). These are quick doughnuts because they don't have any yeast to have to wait to raise. If you have left over mashed potatoes from Sunday dinner, this is a great treat to try out! FYI these aren't the fluffy, flaky doughnuts, these are a hardy cake like doughnut, but still delicious!

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