2/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp shortening
1 tsp salt
1 pkg dry yeast
2 tbsp lukewarm water
approx 5 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs, well beaten
1 tsp nutmeg
In a mixing bowl mix the sugar, milk, shortening, and salt and cool to lukewarm.
Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water and stir into the milk mixture. Add two cups of the flour and mix well. Set in a warm place to rise until light.
Add the eggs, nutmeg, and enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk. Knead until elastic. Lightly flour a board for rolling out and roll out dough to 1/2-inch thick. Cut with a doughnut cutter. Cover and let set until doubled in bulk.
Heat fat in a deep fryer or deep pan and cook until puffy and brown. Turn and brown on the other side. Remove from the fat and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with the powdered sugar while still warm.
Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen doughnuts.