1/2 cup mashed potato
1 cup milk
4 T soft butter not melted
1 package dry yeast
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp anise seed crushed
1/2 tsp real vanilla
canola or vegetable oil for frying
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Start adding flour a little at a time and continue kneading the dough. Keep adding flour until the dough is just to the point it is no longer sticky. NOTE keep the flour to a minimum. knead until smooth. Cover and let dough rise until doubled in size.
When doubled in size punch down and cover it one more time let rise 1 hour.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut odd shapes squares, triangles or use small dougnut cutter. place on floured sheet and let rise, just almost to double in size, when fried they will puff.
Heat oil to 375 degrees in deep fryer, fry a few at a time turning to keep even brown. remove from oil and blot dry sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Yield: 3 dozen
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