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My Mom was the best baker I have ever known, along with Great Aunt Jane. Whether it was pies, breads, cakes, or…..yes, doughnuts. Even though they are fried, I classify that as a baking product because of the dough you use. I stated somewhere before on here that my Mom never owned a cookbook. I lied! Well, actually, I forgot about this one. This recipe comes from a 1957 ROBIN HOOD COOKBOOK that was my Mom’s. I still have it to this day & is the one I treasure the most. The rolls & loaves of bread & OH….the doughnuts she made from that cookbook! These simply melt in your mouth. It is ha

Cook time: 30 Min Prep time: 2 Hr 45 Min Serves: 2 dozen doughnuts



  • 1/2 c water, warm (not hot)
  • 2 pkg active dry yeast
  • 3/4 c milk, lukewarm
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 c all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/3 c shortening
  • 2 eggs

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