Raised Potato Doughnuts

1 c. mashed potatoes
1 c. potato water
3/4 c. vegetable shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1 T. salt
1 pkg. yeast
3/4 c. warm water
2 eggs, beaten
5 to 6 c. flour

Mix potatoes, potato liquid, shortening, sugar and salt. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir into potato mixture. Stir in eggs and enough water to make dough easy to handle. Knead until smooth. Place in greased bowl. Turn to grease surface and let rise 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in size. Don’t punch down. Pat dough on a lightly-floured surface to 3/4-inch-thick. Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter. Let rise until double. Heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts until golden, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towel.

3 c. powdered sugar
1 c. boiling water

Mix together until consistency of gravy.

Junice Thompson