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    Shenkli (Swiss Doughnuts)

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    1 hr 10 mins

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    40 mins

    Muffin Goddess's Note:

    Posted for ZWT II. This is adapted from a really nice Ohio cookbook that I received in a recent Zaar cookbook swap. I haven't tried this yet. Prep/cook time is a guess, and servings are an estimate because the original recipe is a little unclear about how big you are supposed to make the doughnuts.

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    1. 1
      In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, lemon zest, and lemon flavoring of your choice.
    2. 2
      In another large mixing bowl, sift together 4 cups of the flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.
    3. 3
      Add this to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well.
    4. 4
      Add the remaining flour to the dough, one cup at a time (dough should be very stiff).
    5. 5
      Roll by hand into long 1-inch-thick rolls (like snakes). Cut rolls into two-inch lengths and shape like fat fingers.
    6. 6
      Chill 4 hours or overnight in refrigerator.
    7. 7
      Deep-fry chilled dough in batches in hot oil until golden brown (if using a deep-fryer, use manufacturer's suggested setting. If using a deep skillet on the stovetop, heat oil until it shimmers but doesn't smoke).
    8. 8
      Drain on paper towels. Serve.
    9. 9
      These can be frozen once cooled.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 04, 2008


      We also added cinnamon sugar. These are quite similar to cake donuts but not as sweet. I think I overcooked them just a bit - I fried them in the deep fryer at 180C for about 2 or 3 minutes. Next time I might add more sugar to the donuts and take off a minute of cook time. They make a nice crispy outer crust. I might even try them with powdered sugar on top. Made for ZWT4.

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    • on May 26, 2008


      This is very similar to the recipe we make every Christmas! After they have been deep fried, we roll them in a sugar-cinnamon mixture. Tastes alot like cake donuts....YUM!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Shenkli (Swiss Doughnuts)

    Serving Size: 1 (2309 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 71.6
    Calories from Fat 14
    Total Fat 1.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 17.9 mg
    Sodium 34.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 5.2 g
    Protein 1.4 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lemons, zest of

    lemon flavoring

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