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Amazing Donuts



  • Fryer or large pot.
  • Slotted item to remove donuts from grease.


  • 1 cup Milk Scalded
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Karo Syrup
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • ​1 Tablespoon Yeast dissolved in 1/2 cup Warm Water
  • 1/2 cup Mashed Potatoes 1-2 small potatoes will be plenty
  • 1/2 cup Potato Water
  • 5-6 cups Flour
  • Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk warmed in microwave
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter- hot
  • Pinch of salt


  • Spudnut Instructions:
  • Scald milk. I put mine in the microwave for 5 minutes. Add milk to shortening, sugar, karo, and salt. Mix and when lukewarm, add the yeast mixture. Add beaten egg, mashed potatoes, and potato water to mixture. Mix, then add flour gradually until dough is stiff leaves the side of the bowl. Knead dough for 5 minutes, then move to an oiled bowl. Let it rise until it has tripled in size. Mine took 2 hours. Roll dough out until it is 1/3'' thick on a floured surface. Cut out doughnuts and allow to rise for another hour. Heat oil and fry doughnuts. Place on a paper towel to get off excess oil, then immediately dip in glaze. **Use an electric egg beater when mashing your mashed potatoes so they are smooth and not lumpy.
  • Glaze Instructions:
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well until smooth.