4 T. flour, plus additional for the tray
8 T. sugar
6 eggs, beaten
1 c. milk
2 T. margarine, softened
1/2 c. vegetable oil for frying
For sugar syrup:
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. sugar
additional sugar for rolling
optional: coconut flakes
Mix flour, sugar, eggs, milk, and margarine, kneading into a dough.
Roll dough into a long stick, then break into smaller pieces, and twist.
Let them rise on a greased and floured tray in a warm place until almost doubled in size (15 - 30 minutes).
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, and fry until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
For syrup: Heat water with sugar until dissolved.
When doughnuts are slightly cooled, dip into sugar syrup and then roll in sugar or coconut flakes.