I tried to find my usual fastnaught recipe yesterday and I couldn't. So I just happened to be searching through a cookbook I had, and I found a Buffalo based recipe. So I tried it. They turned out very well. I made the dough in my stand mixer at night. Then I let rise for about a 1/2 hour before putting the dough in the refrigerator. Then in the morning I took out the dough, and let it warm up. Then I rolled it out and let it rise while I heated up the oil. Then I fried them at 375 on the stove for a few minutes until they were brown on each side.
Mix 1.5 cups flour with 1/3 cups sugar and one packet of yeast and a dash of salt in the mixer while 1 3/4 cups milk and 1/4 cup shortening is warming on the stove. Then once its warm (the shortening doesn't need to melt), add the mixture to the mixer along with 1 egg. Mix 2 minutes and then add more flour. Mix another 2 minutes. Then I added enough flour to make a soft dough and continued to mix with the dough mix until it came together. I put it in a pam sprayed bowl with a cover after it was finished. Delicious.