April 7, 2011

Favorite Doughnuts - Vintage Recipe

This is a handwritten copy of the recipe.  I would guess it is close to 80 years old or older.  I have a copy of it mod podged on this great wooden frame box and keep it hanging in the kitchen.  Thanks for hosting this vintage recipe party.  I'm excited to be a part of it.

Recipe as written:  Favorite Doughnuts

Beat thoroughly:
4 egg yolks (2 whole eggs)

Beat in:
1 cup sugar
2 tbls. soft shortening

Stir in:
3/4 cup thick buttermilk or sour milk
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Turn onto lightly flour board.  Knead 5 or 6 times.  Roll out 1/3 inch thick.  Let rest 20 minutes.  Cut with doughnut cutter.  Fry in hot fat until brown.  Serve plain, sugared or glazed. 




Posh said...


I'm passing through from the UBP to say hello.
Have a great day!

d e l i g h t said...

Love it Lanell! The donuts are delicious! Brings back memories of eating them with Grandma.

Sandy said...

Hey! Visiting you from the UBP (yes, I'm fashionably late...). I love your blog, and am your newest follower!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Thank you for participating Lanell. What a great vintage recipe. It is so nice that you have honored this recipe by framing it. It sounds delicious too. I've added your link to the weekly post.

Trisha said...

So yummy! But I have to tell you how much I loved that you framed the recipe :) So much meaning...just beautiful!!

Sherrie said...

My mom used to make donuts but sadly I don't have her recipe. This one sounds easy and yummy. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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