Dissolve yeast in warm milk; add 2 cups flour and let stand in warm place for 1/2 hour.
In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light; add to the yeast mixture.
Add 5 cups flour and melted butter; let rise until doubled in bulk.
Place dough on floured surface and pat with hands until 1/2 inch thick.
Cut into circles with doughnut cutter.
Cover and let rise until doubled.
Heat oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit; deep fry until golden.
- 1 teaspoon yeast
- 1 pint milk, scalded and cooled
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 7 cups flour, divided
- oil (for frying)