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Nana's Doughnuts

These classic homemade doughnuts can be rolled in sugar or cinnamon sugar mixture while they're still a little warm.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted before measuring
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar and enough regular milk to make 1/2 cup



Instructions:

Into a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Stir in vanilla.

Add combined vinegar and milk alternately with dry ingredients; stir just until well blended.

Roll small quantities of the dough at a time, to about 1/3-inch thick. Cut doughnuts with a 2 1/2-inch cutter and let stand for about 10 minutes. Fry in hot fat at about 365° to a nice golden brown. Turn once. Fry only 3 or 4 batches at a time to keep fat from cooling down. Drain on paper towels. Makes about 18 doughnuts. Calories per serving: 190



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