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I grew up with these oh so good bar doughnuts and didn't realize till recently that they are somewhat of a northwestern phenomenon. I actually halved the original recipe because it was so huge, so it does double. Don't use to much flour because it will make the dough tough. If you are feeling really decadent (they are already deep fried after all) I like to fill them with Bavarian cream filling which I get at our Cash and Carry restaurant supply store, or you can make it yourself.

Provided by startnover

Categories     Yeast Breads

Time 1h3m

Yield 1 batch

Number Of Ingredients 14

2 tablespoons yeast
1/2 cup warm water
6 tablespoons margarine
1 cup milk (scalded)
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
6 -7 cups flour
oil (for frying)
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup margarine
4 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons maple flavoring


  • In a bowl place yeast and 1/2 water, to activate.
  • Place butter, salt, and sugar in hot scalded milk, then add cold water.
  • Mix well and add eggs to this.
  • When it is cool enough place in mixer with yeast mixture.
  • Add flour 1 c at a time till soft but workable dough.
  • Roll out on lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut into rectangular bars about 2-3 inches by5-6 inches.
  • Let rise till doubled.
  • Heat oil to 350°F and fry till browned on both sides.
  • Drain on paper towels and when cool fill with bavarian cream if desired and frost.
  • Frosting:.
  • Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix with a hand blender till smooth.
  • I frost mine as I eat them because if you let the frosting sit it will start to slide off the doughnut.
  • The number you will get is determined by how big you cut them.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 7186.2, Fat 193.5, SaturatedFat 46, Cholesterol 600.7, Sodium 4600.2, Carbohydrate 1238.6, Fiber 26.7, Sugar 630.5, Protein 117.8

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