Homemade Donuts


This morning I made my mother-in-law, Marlene’s, homemade white donuts.  They are so yummy!  I have a picture from last year in Maine making donuts with the grandkids.  This recipe comes from Marlene’s mother and I am sure it was handed down to her from many generations.

Marlene’s White Donuts

1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 2 tablespoons Crisco oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3 1/2 cups flour

Topping:  Mix 4 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all ingredients.  If dough seems too moist, add up to 1/2 cup more flour to thicken.  Roll out donuts to about 1/2 inch thickness and cut into donuts using donut cutter.  Cook in hot oil until golden brown on both sides.  Dust with sugar and cinnamon.

Yield:  Approx. 24-30 depending on size of donut cutter

Life is short, eat more donuts!!!

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