1 package yeast
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons honey
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk
oil for frying
Dissolve yeast in warm water; stir in honey. Combine flour and salt; blend butter. Add yeast mixture, egg and milk to form a soft dough. Beat well and knead 5 minutes on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
Roll dough out to about 1 inch thick. spread filling on dough. Cut into 1 inch pieces. Set aside circles to raise until doubled.
Deep-fry in 350ºF oil 2 to 3 minutes or until browned on both sides; turn dough over halfway through cooking time. Carefully put the circles in the oil.
Drain on paper towels. Slit one side of doughnut and fill each with 2 to 3 teaspoons Honey Nut Filling.
Honey Nut Filing: Combine 1/4 cup each chopped dried apricots, apples and walnuts; stir in 2 tablespoons honey and mix well.
Makes 3/4 cup.
Serving tip: Serve with honey to drizzle on filled doughnuts.