2 tablespoons / 30 ml yeast
2 cups / 500 ml lukewarm milk
1/4 cup / 60 ml butter, melted
1/4 cup / 60 ml sugar
2 teaspoons / 10 ml salt
4 eggs, beaten
5 1/2 cups / 1250 ml flour
3 cups / 750 ml raisins
Prepare yeast as instructed on package.
Combine lukewarm milk, butter, sugar, salt and eggs.
Add prepared yeast.
Stir in flour gradually.
Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk.
Drop by the spoonful (heaping teaspoon) into deep hot fat.
Fry until golden brown, turning once.
Remove with tongs. Drain on paper towel.
Roll in berry sugar or icing sugar while warm.
*Optional ~ substitute 1 cup chopped apple or chopped dried apricots for 1 cup of the raisins.