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Island Potato Donuts

Submitted by Aletha Mullally, North Rustico

This recipe is our family's favorite treat during the Christmas holiday. They also freeze well and taste delicious warmed in the microwave.

2 cups well­cooked mashed potatoes
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup milk
3 eggs
21/2 cups white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
6 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
4 tsp. baking powder
11/2 tsp. salt

Bring the milk to a boil, add potatoes and margarine. Let cool. Beat eggs. Add sugar and beat well. Add the 1st mixture and beat. Gradually add flour and other ingredients. Pat dough out to half­inch thickness on lightly floured board and cut with donut cutter. Cook in hot fat.

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