Fasnacht day and glazed donuts

8 servings
30 min
50 min


Number of serving: 8
1 cup milk, warmed to between 110 and 115 degrees

2 packets yeast

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup warm mashed potatoes

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2)Vanilla Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Mix it all up to thin consistency, drizzle over donuts set on rack over a cookie sheet.

Chocolate Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1 tablespoon milk


  • 1)Sprinkle yeast over warm milk, add a pinch of sugar and set aside for 5 minutes allowing yeast to grow.
  • Combine flour, potatoes, salt and sugar. Add the milk/yeast mixture and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Mix by hand or with the dough hook attachment of your mixture for 3 minutes.
  • Turn the dough out on a floured bowl and knead for a for minutes until the dough is elastic and no longer sticky.
  • Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick and cut the donuts. You can cut a square donut or use a glass and cut one donut and use a shot glass to cut the hole.
  • Place the cut donuts on a floured cookie sheet, cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for 30-40 minutes.
  • Heat a half inch of oil in a large skillet or electric fry pan. Slide donuts in and fry for about 2 minutes, turn and finish cooking until golden brown. Remove donuts to rack to drain and cool slightly. Toss with powdered sugar or glaze with the following recipe.
  • 2)Mix it all up and drizzle over donuts OR dip donuts into glaze.




I had an old family recipe but needed more instructions. Had a hard time finding one with potatoes as an ingredient. Great recipe. Thanks

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