This is a very old family recipe. I can
remember my Great-Aunt Bill (yes, that's right, Bill) making these when I was a
young girl. It was always a treat to go to her house for breakfast. She would
make these or waffles.
1 C. sugar
2 T. shortening
1 C. sour milk
1 t. soda
2 heaping t. baking powder
1 t. nutmeg
4 C. flour
In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and shortening. Beat in eggs. Add the sour
milk and blend well.
Sift the dry ingredients and nutmeg together. Blend well and turn out onto a
Roll the dough out to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Use a 3 inch doughnut cutter with
the center in place, cut out the donuts and holes.
Heat 2 inches of oil in a 4 qt. pan to 370° F. Fry donuts and holes a few at a
time, about 2 - 3 minutes. Turn only once.
While hot, if desired, roll donuts and holes in sugar and cinnamon or