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German Doughnuts (Fastnachts) Recipe

Serves 6


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup yeast
  • 1 cup water, warm
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 egg, well beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


1. Scald the milk and set aside to cool to lukewarm.
2. To the dissolved yeast, add 1/2 cup of flour and mix to a batter.
3. Add to the milk.
4. Stir in 1 tsp of the sugar and about 3 cups of flour.
5. Set in a warm place to rise overnight.
6. In the morning, add the well-beaten eggs, nutmeg, butter, sugar, and salt and mix thoroughly.
7. Stir in enough flour until batter can no longer be stirred with a spoon.
8. Set aside to rise until light.
9. Roll on a well-floured board and cut with a doughnut cutter.
10. Let rise again, and then fry in hot fat until golden brown.


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Cuisine:European / German
Preparation Method:Deep Fry

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