FLUFFY DOUGHNUT PUFFS
Makes 3 Dozen
Shortening for deep frying
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup milk
2 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening, melted
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Heat 2 or 3 inches shortening to 365ÂºF in deep fryer or deep saucepan.
Combine eggs, vanilla and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl. Beat at high speed of electric mixer until light and lemon-colored. Stir in milk.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture at low speed. Stir in 2 tablespoons melted shortening.
Drop by teaspoonfuls, a few at a time, into shortening heated to 365ÂºF. Fry 2 or 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn as needed for even browning. Remove with slotted metal spoon. Drain on paper towels.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar and nutmeg in small bowl. Roll warm puffs in mixture.