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Thursday, July 22

old-fashioned buttermilk doughnuts...

As a part of our pioneer celebration this week, we made buttermilk doughnuts. The recipe was so easy, and they were delicious warm with a glass of ice cold milk! Even if you've never made doughnuts before, try this recipe...handed down,
it's stood the test of time.

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts

5-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1-1/2 t. cinnamon or ground nutmeg
2 c. buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1-1/4 c. sugar
6 T. butter, melted
oil for deep frying
Garnish: cinnamon-sugar or powdered sugar

Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon or nutmeg; stir well to blend. In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk,
eggs, and sugar; stir in melted butter. Add to flour mixture, blending well. Dough will be sticky. Set aside to rest 5 minutes. Add 4-inches of oil to a deep, heavy pan; heat to 375 degrees.

On a floured surface, roll dough out until 1/4-inch thick. Cut with doughnut cutter. Add 2 or 3 doughnuts to hot oil and cook until golden; turn and cook second side. Drain on paper towels. While warm, toss doughnuts with cinnamon-sugar or powdered sugar. Makes approximately 30 doughnuts.
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