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Grandma Kelley's Doughnuts

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“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!”
READY IN:
50mins
YIELD:
6 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add baking soda to the sour milk.
  2. Mix sugar, shortening, eggs, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add sour milk and soda mixture.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, and nutmeg into the previous ingredients.
  5. Mix until easy to handle.
  6. Roll to about a 1/2 inch thickness (as if for biscuits) then cut with a doughnut cutter.
  7. Add flour as necessary to prevent excessive stickiness.
  8. Fry in deep fat at 350°F until brown on one side.
  9. Turn and brown the other side.
  10. These are good plain, but can be coated with powdered sugar while warm.

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