Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Grandma Elva's Doughnuts

These were a big treat when we were kids. Lucky for us, cholesterol hadn't been invented yet!

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
3 tbl. melted shortening
1 cup sour milk
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
pinch of ginger
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. mace

Beat eggs, sugar, shortening, and sour milk together. Mix in sifted dry ingredients. Knead dough for a bit, and roll it out to 1/2" thick. 

Deep fry in fat that has been preheated to 365 degrees. Gently drop doughnuts in, one at a time. Cook just a few at once without crowding. When doughnut raise to the top of the fat, turn them over with a long fork. Remove them when brown and drain on paper towels.  

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