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Doughnut Recipe


  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • fat for deep-frying

In a mixing bowl combine melted butter, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla.
Add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well.
In a deep fryer heat fat to 375 deg. F.
Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. Cut out with a doughnut cutter. Drop into hot fat a few at a time. When light brown turn over. Place on a paper towel to drain and cool. For sugared doughnuts, place them in a paper bag with 1/4 cup granulated sugar and shake. Cinnamon can also be added to the bag if desired.

This doughnut recipe makes about 3 dozen.

Chocolate Doughnuts

  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • fat for deep-frying

Place cooking oil, sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and mix well. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa. Mix.
Heat fat to 375 deg. F.
On a floured surface roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut with a doughnut cutter. Drop carefully into hot fat a few at a time. When light brown turn to cook another side. Stand on the edge of paper towels to drain. Glaze if desired.


Mix enough milk with 1 cup icing sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa to make a fairly thick runny icing. Dip the top side of the doughnuts. Dry on the tray.

Potato Doughnuts

  • 2 packages yeast (mix according to package directions)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg (optional)
  • 4 cups scalded milk (cooled)
  • 5 well-beaten eggs
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • flour

Add soaked yeast to cooled milk, and add sugar, eggs, margarine, salt, mashed potatoes, and nutmeg. Stir well, and add enough flour to make a soft dough. Let rise until double in size, knead, and let rise again. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a doughnut cutter. Let rise for 1/2 hour. Fry in deep fat.

Doughnut Recipe

  • 2 packages yeast soaked in 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sweet cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 5 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 cups flour or as much as is needed to make a soft dough

Pour boiling water over oil, sugar, cream, and salt. Cool to lukewarm. Add yeast and egg yolks, well beaten. Add flour and knead well. Let rise for about 2 hours. Roll and cut out. Then let rise for 1/2 hour and fry in deep fat.

Cake Doughnuts

  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

Cream shortening; add sugar and beaten eggs. Sift dry ingredients together. Add alternately with milk. If necessary add more flour to make a soft dough. Roll half an inch thick on floured board/ Cut with a cutter and fry in a deep fryer until brown.

This doughnut recipe makes 2 dozen.

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