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Grandmother's Doughnuts

Grandmother's Doughnuts

The aroma of these delightful doughnuts will awaken memories of Grandmother's kitchen.

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1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 55 min
Total Time


8 1/2 to 9 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

2 cups buttermilk  

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract


Vegetable oil

Sugar, if desired


 *Substitute 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 2 cups. Let stand 5 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 4 cups flour and all remaining ingredients except oil and additional sugar in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.

  2. STEP 2

    Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 2 minutes or until smooth. (Do not over knead.)

  3. STEP 3

    Divide dough in half; roll each half to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut out doughnuts with lightly floured 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat 3 inches oil in deep fat fryer or Dutch oven to 375°F.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 2 to 3 doughnuts in hot oil. Fry 2-4 minutes, turning once, or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from oil; drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining doughnuts. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired.

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Tip #1

It is important to roll the dough to correct thickness. If rolled thicker, the doughnut though browned may not be cooked through. If rolled thinner, the doughnuts will be dry and over browned.

Tip #2

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Nutrition (1 doughnut)

290 Calories
15 Fat (g)
30 Cholesterol (mg)
180 Sodium (mg)
34 Carbohydrates (g)
<1 Dietary Fiber
4 Protein (g)
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