“Try these you won't be sorry, these are my famous homemade donuts. They are quick and easy to make and taste incredible . Wonderful, plain, or rolled in white sugar, powdered sugar or cocoa and utterly delicious when drizzled with a simple vanilla glaze.”
24 doughnuts

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the shortening, sugar and egg yolks.
  2. In a second bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  3. Stir into the first mixture alternating with 1 cup milk.
  4. Hand dough as little as possible, stir until dry ingredients are just moistened.
  5. Roll dough to 3/8-inch thickness on a floured cloth covered surface and let.
  6. stand for about 15 minutes.
  7. Heat fat to 370° degrees.
  8. There should be at least 1 1/2 inches of fat in the deep fryer.
  9. The fat is ready when a doughnut center browns in about 1 minute.
  10. Keep the temperature as steady as possible.
  11. Cut the doughnuts out with a floured 2 1/2 or 3-inch doughnut cutter.
  12. Fry the doughnuts in the hot fat, turning carefully with a wooden spoon handle when the first crack appears.
  13. Continue cooking and turning until nicely browned, this will take about 1 1/2 minute total frying time.
  14. Drain doughnuts on brown paper or on paper towels.
  15. This recipe makes about 2 dozen doughnuts.
  16. Roll in your favorite topping or serve plain.

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