Grandmother's Doughnuts

Grandmother's Doughnuts
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3 Reviews
The aroma of these delightful doughnuts will awaken memories of Grandmother's kitchen.
1:30
Prep Time
1:55
Total Time
36 doughnuts

Ingredients

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
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.

Directions

  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. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 2 minutes or until smooth. (Do not over knead.)
  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. Heat 3 inches oil in deep fat fryer or Dutch oven to 375°F.
  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.

Recipe Tips

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.

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Nutrition Facts (1 doughnut)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I need to add that the " donut recipe" I learned from my grandmother is "zeppole." These are "American" donuts , based on donuts brought here with Dutch settlers. I always make zeppole, these are something new.

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I made this recipe, it was very fast and easy. The donuts were very good and I'm making it again .

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Very tasty cake doughnut. I made 1/2 a batch with a hand mixer (dough hooks). I hand stirred the last amount of flour. I wondered how the almond extract would taste with the nutmeg. It was not overpowering. Best yet they still taste good the next morning, not greasy. Grandma's recipes are always good though!

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