Recipe courtesy of Iggy's Doughboys

Iggy's Doughboys

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 175 to 200 doughboys
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1 gallon water, heated to 100 to 110 degrees F

1 pound compound yeast 

3/4 cup sugar 

1/2 cup salt 

2 eggs 

22 to 24 pounds all-purpose flour 

24 ounces shortening, plus more for frying

Serving suggestions: granulated sugar, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar


  1. In the mixing bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix the water, yeast, sugar, salt and eggs. Add the flour and shortening, and mix for 10 minutes. Place the dough on a dough board, then cover and rest the dough for 40 minutes.
  2. Preheat a deep fryer to 360 degrees F.
  3. Cut the dough into 2-ounce squares and stretch each out to a 3-by-3-inch square. Drop the squares in the deep fryer and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Place a few doughboys in a paper bag with some granulated sugar, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar. Shake to coat and serve. Repeat for the remaining doughboys.

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