Orange Cake Doughnuts

Orange Cake Doughnuts

2 T. melted shortening or oil

1 C. sugar

3 egg yolks

1 C. milk

1 t. orange extract

zest of one orange – finely grated

1 T. baking powder

3 C. flour

Mix the melted shortening, sugar, egg yolks, milk, orange zest and orange extract. Blend well. Stir in flour and baking powder to make a stiff dough. Chill one hour. Roll out on a lightly floured board to 1/2 inch thickness. With a doughnut cutter, cut out rings. Reserve centers (holes) to fry separately.

Heat 4 inches of oil to 375 F. Gently lower a few doughnut rings at a time into the oil. Fry until golden brown and turn over. Let second side brown as well and lift out with a slotted spoon. Let drain on paper towels.

Sift with icing sugar or dip in orange glaze. Makes about 2 – 2-1/2 dozen doughnuts.

Orange glaze:

1 C. icing sugar

1/2 C. orange juice

Stir together to form a light pourable glaze. Dip cooled, fried doughnuts in glaze, lightly covering top surface. Let glaze set. Serve.

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