When I was a little girl my grandmother often made doughnuts. There was absolutely nothing like them in the world. With no little ones to wake us up early on Christmas morning we had a more leisurely breakfast and I made fresh, hot doughnuts. What a treat!
- 3.5 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1.5 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup buttermilk (or 2 tbsp yogurt or kefir with remaining 3/4 cup sweet milk)
- fat or oil (your choice) for frying, enough to fill cast iron kettle at least 2 inches
Heat fat or oil to about 375°. While it's heating, combine about a cup and a half of the flour with the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough. Roll out to about 3/8 inch thick and cut with a doughnut cutter. Check the oil temperature by frying a doughnut hole first. It should fry in 2 to 3 minutes. Brown on each side and gently remove. Drain on brown paper. Eat fresh, and coat the remaining doughnuts in powdered sugar.