Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Scrumptious Week

Hello Everyone!

This week was nice. On Monday, we tested out the famous recipe of Dixie's Spudnuts and they turned out wonderful.  I only burned the first batch because the oil was too hot, but other than that all of them turned out scrumptious.  On Tuesday, we headed out to Pindaty for the first time in a really long time and the Family Cardoso was pleasantly pleased with our surprise visit. There has been a bit of a problem though, because we can no longer hitch-hike out there.  It takes an hour and half to walk out there then and hour and a half back, so it sucks up the time that we have to find people.  On Wednesday, we had a capatacion de zona (zone conference) where several rules where added as to what we can and cannot do.

My companion and I are getting along quite well. He is a convert as of 7 years and is super. He has two brothers younger than him and they are members, but his parents no son miembros (are non-members).

On Saturday, a man by the name of Leongino, a man of 77 years of age, was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ for the remission of his sins.  I was privileged to be able to perform the ordinance for him.  However the church is having some technical problems here and the water just quits randomly and doesn’t work, so the same thing happened this Saturday and we only had 2 tiles of water to baptize him in.  It had to be done 3 times to do it correctly.

And one more soul is permitted to enter in the kingdom of God.

Love you all!
Elder Call

Dixie’s (Nona's) Spudnuts
2 Cup scalded milk                                         1 1/3 Cup sugar
1 Cup shortening                                            4 teaspoons salt
4 Tablespoons yeast                                      2 Cups warm water
4 eggs, at room temperature                          Enough flour for a sticky dough

Put the shortening in a sauce pan and melt it then add the milk and salt and stir until warmed.  In a bowl mix 2 Cups of flour, sugar, and yeast with water and stir well.  When milk mixture is lukewarm, add eggs and then mix into the flour mixture.  Continue to add flour till you are able to knead the mixture into a soft ball.  Let rise till double.  Roll out on a oiled surface and let rest for about 10 minutes.  Cut and let rest again about 10 minutes. Deep fry - While still warm glaze.

1 Cup warm milk                                    2 Tablespoons corn syrup
1 Tablespoon vanilla                             1 - 2 pound package of powdered sugar

Heat milk and add corn syrup, stir till dissolved and milk is warm.  Add vanilla and powdered sugar and stir till lumps are gone and glaze is smooth.

Optional:  If you don't want to glaze you can dip freshly fried donuts into powdered sugar or granulated sugar.
Also you can make a thicker frosting and frost.

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