Friday, April 8, 2011

Mom's Doughnuts

Grandma Alpha made these delicious YUMMIES all of the time.  
She had one very specific rule DO NOT ROLL MORE THAN TWICE!  She said if you overworked the dough you would have tough doughnuts.  So she fried up the scraps from the second roll out and we had fun trying to decipher what the shape was.
j and I were feeling creative so we used a cookie cutter and  a small heart for the center. 

Grandma Skovly Smith Doughnut Recipe

Mix the following ingredients...
2 eggs
1 c. sugar
4 c. flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp salt
2 TBL lard
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Roll out on floured surface
Cut with cutters

Fry in lard, remove when golden brown.

I keep the extinguisher handy.  
Use lard for frying and in the recipe this really makes the doughnut yummy.  .

When they float to the top and turn golden on the edges it is time to flip them over...

One of Grandma's aprons sets off this sweet little treat.  My favorite way to eat them
is with powdered sugar and dunked in milk.
They are easy to make go ahead and give them a try..

Happy Stamp Day.  May God bless our country and the world.


Chris said...

these look fabulous and good for the soul!

Jen A said...

Those sure do look good and I'm not a dounut fan. Frank however would eat them all day...yum!