(Creole Doughnuts)

1/2 cup boiling water
2 tbsp. shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 package yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 egg, beaten
3 3/4 cups silted flour (approximately)
Confectioners sugar

Cooking Instructions
Pour boiling water over shortening, sugar and salt.
Add milk and let stand until warm.
Dissolve yeast n warm waater and add to milk mixture
with the beaten egg. Stir in 2 cups flour. Beat Add enough
flour to make a soft dough.

Place in a greased bowl; grease top of dough, cover with
waxed paper and a cloth; chill until ready to use. Roll dough
to 1/8-inch thickness. Do not let dough rise before frying.
Cut into squares and fry, a few at a time, in deep hot fat
(360 F); brown on one side, turn and brown on other.
Drain on absorbent paper. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
Yields 2 1/2 dozen

Source : TexasCook