*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Fastnacht’s
 
 Recipe By     : Amy Walters
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :2:00
 Categories    : Bread                            Breakfast
                 Fried                            Snack
                 American
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  cup           warm water
    1      small         cake yeast
      3/4  cup           hot water
    1 1/2  tablespoons   shortening
      1/2  cup           evaporated milk
    2 3/4  cups          granulated sugar
    1      teaspoon      salt
    2 3/4  cups          all-purpose flour -- or more, if needed
    1      tablespoon    lemon juice
    1                    egg -- slightly beaten
    1      teaspoon      nutmeg
 					
                         COATING:
                         Ground cinnamon
                         Granulated sugar
 
 Dissolve yeast in warm water.
 
 In the hot water, melt shortening. Add evaporated milk, sugar and salt.
 Stir in lemon juice, egg and nutmeg. When lukewarm, add yeast.
 
 Add flour, a cup at a time, beating well. Dough should not be stiff but
 not thin— right when batter won't drop from spoon.
 
 Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour. Turn onto floured surface and pat
 with fingers to 1/4 thickness. Let stand 1/2 hour. 
 
 Mix cinnamon and sugar in small bag, to your taste. Set aside.
 
 Cut in any shape or with a cutter 2 1/2 to 3 in diameter. Pull so
 center is thinner. Deep fat fry till golden brown. Set on brown paper
 bag for a minute, to remove excess oil. 
 
 Place Fastnacht in bag with cinnamon and sugar. Shake bag until
 Fastnacht is lightly coated. These are equally delicious served at any
 temperature.
 
 Yields 1 dozen.
 
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 NOTES : A donut substitute of fried, yeasted dough coated with cinnamon
 and sugar.
 
 This recipe for a yummy doughnut substitute has been handed down through
 the generations of my family.
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