posted by SandyOH 07-25-102 3:55 PM
June Meyer's Authentic Hungarian Bismarck Doughnuts (Fank)
from Grandma Seine (Elizabeth Heinz) was my Mother's Mother and made these wonderful Hungarian Bismarck Doughnuts.
Prince Otto von Bismarck was the Chancellor of Germany from 1871 to 1890. These filled doughnuts were
named after him. We children loved to eat them warm from the pot, covered in powdered sugar. Sometimes
Grandma made them with a hole in the middle, and sometimes without so they could be filled with Rasberry Jam. I still have the old metal pastry syringe that she brought from Hungary to pump in the jam. My brother used to chase me around the kitchen teasing me with it as though he was going to give me an injection of red jelly.
4 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups milk
2 pk. yeast
4 heaping Tbl. sugar
a dash of salt
4 Tbl. butter
8 egg yolks
Boil milk, add butter and sugar, and then cool. Add yeast and milk and beat egg yolks in well with beater.
Add this mixture to flour. Let rise for 2 hours.
Roll out lightly on floured board to 3/8 inch thickness, and cut out round circles. Lightly cover with cloth and let rise again about 1/2 hour.
Fry in hot Crisco oil (Vegetable oil) or Lard. Bismarcks will turn nice brown on both sides after being flipped over. Bismarcks should drain for a few seconds on paper toweling.
If you want Jelly Bismarcks, add Jelly after they are fried. Use a pastry bag to add jelly. You can also sprinkle powdered sugar on top of Bismarcks.
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