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Sputnuts or Raised Potato donuts

Raised potato donuts or Spudnuts are soft and airy donuts made by adding mashed potatoes, which makes a soft and tender dough.

Course Breads, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Sputnuts or Raised Potatoe Donuts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
rise time 1 hour 59 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 40 doughnuts
Calories 152 kcal

Ingredients

Spudnuts:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes salt before cooking
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grate lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6-7 cup all-purpose flour
  • Oil for frying shortening, canola oil

Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water 1 tablespoon at a time
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon warm water or more
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup

Instructions

To make Spudnut dough:

  1. Dissolve yeast is the 1/2 cup warm water.  

  2. In a medium sauce pan combine milk, shortening, salt, sugar, mashed potatoes and heat to lukewarm.  Set aside.

  3. Pour into the bowl of an electric mixer and add beaten eggs and dissolved yeast. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest and nutmeg. Add 3 cups flour and beat until smooth.  Add remain flour 1 cup at a time to make a soft but firm dough. Cover and let rise until double in bulk.

  4. Punch down the dough and divide in half. Roll out 1/2-inch thick and cut with a doughnut cutter. Cover with a cloth and let rise until double for about 30-40 minutes.

Vanilla Glaze:

  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth.  Add more water 1 tablespoon at a time until a thin consistency.

Chocolate Glaze:

  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth.  Chocolate glaze will be thicker than the vanilla glaze.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Sputnuts or Raised Potato donuts
Amount Per Serving (40 g)
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.