Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Homemade Doughnuts

I've been lax with my own blog posting but I've been keeping up with others on a regular basis.  Leigh at 5 Acres and a Dream asked me to share my mother's doughnut recipe.  We didn't make doughnuts very often but they were scarfed up readily by the three teenagers in the house along with my parents.  It was a production to make them because they ALL needed to be made, rolled out, cut and left on parchment paper or waxed paper ready for cooking before starting cooking any of them.   Mama did the cooking, I did the shuffling from table to stove and then took care of the sugar/cinnamon/nutmeg when they were done.  YUM. 

Buttermilk Doughnuts
4 cups all purpose flour, sifted before measuring
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg & cinnamon (proportions to your taste)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup shortening
3 eggs beaten
1 1/4 cup buttermilk 

Sift all dry ingredients together.  Add shortening and cut in.  Combine eggs and buttermilk.  Work liquid into dry ingredients.  Knead for one minute.  Divide dough into 2 parts.  Roll dough out to 1/8 inch thick.  Cut out.  Place cut outs on waxed paper or parchment until all are cut. 

Fry in hot oil about 1 1/2 minutes per side or until golden.  Drain.  Shake warm doughnuts in paper bag with sugar/cinnamon/nutmeg mixture.  Enjoy.  

This is from an old recipe book she had and no oil temperature was given nor the number made but it's a bunch.   Hope you enjoy them.  Let me know how you like them. 

Happy New Year, friends

Y'all take care