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November 9, 2010


Doughnuts. Some are airy, some are caky, some are filled, and some are sprinkled. I love doughnuts any way. So, while looking through a cookbook I acquired after my mom passed away, I was happy to give these yummy treats a try. Seems like fall is the time to cook up your own doughnuts! This cookbook is copyrighted 1950. Much older than I am. It is old and tattered. Allison wants to play with it, but no way on this one! Whenever I cook with a cookbook, I usually give her one of my Everyday Food "cookbooks" to play with while I am using the real one! I love this cookbook because it has different things in it. I actually tells you how to be a good hostess, what to keep in your "traditional" kitchen and other cute tid bits that make me smile. I also appreciate it because it has my mom's handwritten recipes on the inside cover.

So, I attached my kitchen aid mixer with the attachment and got my ingredients together.
Here is the recipe:

Beat well 4 egg yolks (or 2 whole eggs). Beat in 1 cup of sugar and 2 tbsp shortening. Stir in 3/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk. Sift together and stir in: 3 1/2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cinnamon.

Chill the dough for 2 hours. Heat up your oil while rolling the doughnuts. You need to have your oil at 390 the whole time you are frying them. Fry until brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve plain, sugared or glazed.

Here Tyler is helping, because he wanted to eat them!

He helped a lot! If you are doing it alone, have everything prepared before hand. It was much easier once he smelled them cooking and ran in to help me flip them! We used a powdered sugar glaze and didn't really care for it. I had some leftover chocolate frosting that I had made last week, and heated it up and dipped them in that! OH BOY was that crazy good! These doughnuts are a caky kind, so we found that they get too greasy in certain glazes. It was a lot of fun! I had never made doughnuts before. Enjoy!

Here they are! Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate and Powdered Sugar.

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