Kneecaps

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This small, sweet fried doughnut has an indent in the center, rather than a hole. It's then covered with powdered sugar and filled with whipped cream. Add a few sprinkles or sugars for a decorative touch.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
Servings:
120
Yield:
12 dozen doughnuts

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup warm water (105 to 110 degrees F)

  • 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups milk

  • 6 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • oil for frying

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

  • 2 cups heavy cream, whipped

  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package sprinkles or colored sugar for decoration

Directions

  1. Pour warm water into a small bowl, and sprinkle yeast on top; set aside for 5 minutes. Cream together the shortening, sugar, and salt. Add the eggs, one at a time, while continuing to mix. Pour in the milk and the yeast alternating with the flour until smooth. Place dough into a greased bowl, and turn over to grease the top.

  2. Cover with a light towel, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  3. Once the dough has risen, punch down, and roll out on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a 2 inch round cookie cutter, cover, and allow to rise another 30 minutes.

  4. Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  5. Use your thumb to make an indent in the center of each kneecap. Fry in the hot oil a few at a time until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove to drain on a paper towel, and allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. To serve, dust the kneecaps with confectioners' sugar, fill the indents with whipped cream, and sprinkle with colored sugar to decorate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

72 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 120
Calories 72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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