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Fastnacht Recipe

Makes 12 fastnachts

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 small cake yeast
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp shortening
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, or more if needed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
    Coating:
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Granulated sugar


Instructions:

1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
2. In hot water, melt shortening.
3. Add evaporated milk, sugar and salt.
4. Stir in lemon juice, egg and nutmeg.
5. Cool until lukewarm, add yeast.
6. Add flour, a cup at a time, beating well. Dough should not be stiff but not thin.
7. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
8. Turn onto floured surface and pat with fingers to 1/4-inch thickness.
9. Let stand for 1/2 hour.
10. Mix cinnamon and sugar in small bag, to your taste. Set aside.
11. Cut into any shape, or with a cutter 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter.
12. Stretch so center is thinner.
13. Deep fat fry until golden brown.
14. Set on brown paper bag for a minute, to remove excess oil.
15. Place Fastnacht in a bag with cinnamon and sugar.
16. Shake bag until Fastnacht is lightly coated.


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Course:Breakfast
Side
Snacks
Cuisine:American
Preparation Method:Deep Fry
Dish:Bread
Difficulty:Easy

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