Prep Time 70m
Cook Time 15m
Ready Time 85m
Yield 2-2-1/2 dozen puffs


Ingredients
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 to 115ºF)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk, scalded
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening, for deep frying
  • Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening, for deep frying
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preparation Directions
  • Step 1Sprinkle yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar over warm water; let stand until softened.
  • Step 2Beat egg and melted shortening with a fork in large bowl. Stir in milk, water, salt, and 1 cup flour; beat with a spoon until smooth. Stir in softened yeast, then remaining flour. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hour).
  • Step 3Heat shortening to 365ºF in large saucepan or deep fryer.
  • Step 4Stir down batter with a spoon. Drop rounded measuring tablespoons of batter into hot shortening. (Do not use a fryer basket.) Fry puffs, 6 to 8 at a time, 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Step 5Remove and drain on paper towels. Keep warm while frying remaining puffs.
  • Step 6Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon on a shallow plate. Roll warm puffs in cinnamon sugar; serve.
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