Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
My great-Grandma was famous in her hometown for these doughnuts...they are good, but not very health-conscious. Feel free to substitute veg. shortening for the lard....you'll loose some of the flavor, but then you'll loose some of the cholesterol too!
- 2 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 9 tablespoons melted lard (I know, I know)
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 cups sour milk (4 tsp vinegar to 4 cups milk)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 7 -8 cups flour
- Add baking soda to the sour milk.
- Mix sugar, shortening, eggs, and salt in a large bowl.
- Add sour milk and soda mixture.
- Sift flour, baking powder, and nutmeg into the previous ingredients.
- Mix until easy to handle.
- Roll to about a 1/2 inch thickness (as if for biscuits) then cut with a doughnut cutter.
- Add flour as necessary to prevent excessive stickiness.
- Fry in deep fat at 350°F until brown on one side.
- Turn and brown the other side.
- These are good plain, but can be coated with powdered sugar while warm.