Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

My husband can remember standing on a chair at the table to be tall enough to watch his Grandma make doughnuts. Unfortunately I can't find her recipe but this one is from a different German Grandma and sounds much easier than what he describes to me! From Good Ol Cotton Pickin Recipes, Burton Cotton Gin, Burton, TX

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg until thoroughly blended.
  2. Add oil, milk, egg and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Heat oil to (?) degrees. Drop by spoon into hot oil.
  4. Fry until light brown on both sides turning once.
  5. Drain well on paper towels or brown paper bag.
  6. Turn in or sprinkle with plain, powdered or cinnamon sugar while hot.


Most Helpful

These were amazing! They were soft on the inside and a lovely crispness on the outside. My first batch didn't turn out too well because I dropped too big a spoonful and they ended up being huge blobs which looked cooked on the outside but were raw on the inside. I didnt realise this until after I'd finished and poked them with a toothpick. Anyways I threw that batch away And made a new one using smaller spoonfuls and they turned out fantastic! Such a easy recipe, thank you so much!

Fatima-- August 12, 2012

I made these today as Chanukah starts this evening. They were wonderful! The yeast doughnut recipes are too complex and take too long but this was terribly quick and simple. I added extra fresh ground nutmeg and they WERE incredible! I finished making them about an hour they're GONE! Thanks for posting!

Callinectes Sapidus December 21, 2008

Made these with 1 to 1 gluten free baking flour and they turned out great! Heat your oil on medium to medium low heat for several minutes (about 5) before dropping the donuts in. You should have 1 to 1 1/2 inches of oil in your pan. You know the oil is the right temp when you drop the donuts in and thy bubbly around the edges but don't make a lot of noise. No or little bubbling means oils not hot enough, loud fierce bubbling means oils too hot.

Laura C. November 26, 2016

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