1 1/2 package yeast (or 1 1/2 Tablespoons)

1/2 cup warm water

2 cup mashed potatoes

1 cup sugar – Mix the above 4 ingredients and let stand for 1 hour

Add 3/4 cup shortening

1 egg

1 cup of potato water

1 teaspoon salt

7 cups of bread flour – mix altogether well.

Let the dough rise until it doubles.

Then roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface.

Cut the dough with a round cutter.

Put the cut out dough on a greased cookie sheets to rise until doubled again.

Bake the donuts at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until nice and brown!

When you remove the donuts from oven. spray the tops of the donuts with a butter spray, or grease lightly with butter.

Place the donuts on a rack to cool.

When the donuts are cooled cut them in half and put your favorite icing  in the center.

Place the other half on for a lid.

Roll the donut in powdered sugar right before you serve them!

This recipe is another ‘keeper’ ! I also use it for dinner rolls or cinnamon buns!