Thursday, November 6, 2008

Molasses Doughnuts

2 eggs, well beaten
½ cup sugar
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
2 tbl. fat (shortening will do)
1 cup molasses
1 heaping tsp. baking soda
1 cup sour milk*
5 cups of flour

Beat the eggs well, add sugar, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and melted fat, mix well. Add molasses, beat all together. Add soda to milk and dissolve, add to first mixture. Add flour and mix well. Refrigerate overnight. This is a soft dough. Roll out and fry in hot fat.

*Sour milk: Add a tsp. of vinegar to a cup of milk, let stand 10 minutes or so.

This recipe comes from Maine’s Jubilee Cookbook, published for Maine’s sesquicentennial year of 1970 by Courier-Gazette, Inc., Rockland, Maine, 1969.

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