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Long Johns


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can milk
  • 3 packages dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. or 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 8 1/2-9 cups flour


Melt butter in boiling water. Add milk. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir well. Add eggs, vanilla, sugar, salt and flour. Knead for 5 minutes. Rest dough - 10 minutes. Roll 1/4 inch thick. Cut in 1x6 inch strips. Lay on wax paper. Let rise until double in bulk and fry like donuts.


Frosting: Melt 1/2 cup butter. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar and boil a few minutes. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla or maple flavoring and 2 tablespoons cream. Add powdered sugar to spread. Makes 5 dozen. Can be stored and frozen in freezer.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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