Sunday, April 27, 2008

Old Fashioned Cake Doughnuts

The female elders in my family have been making these doughnuts for years. They're light and airy - pretty much everything you would want in a doughnut. I highly recommend them. Unfortunately, even with a doughnut dropper, it's a bit difficult to get the shape. Don't be discouraged if you get a few alien mutant doughnuts at first.

Old Fashioned Cake Doughnuts
Family Recipe

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
pinch of salt
2 cups sour milk
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp nutmeg
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cream of tartar
4 1/2 - 5 cups flour
Oil for frying

Mix all the above together with electric mixer. Add flour 1 cup at a time. You'll probably have to stir in the last cup of flour by hand.

Heat oil to 375 degrees.

Place batter in doughnut dropper and drop batter into hot oil. Fry about 2-3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. If desired, coat with cinnamon/sugar mixture.


Ms. Foodie said...

Wow. These look great. Have you ever tried putting other dressings on top (like a chocolate, maple, or orange glaze?).

Elizabeth said...

I haven't, but this was my first time making doughnuts on my own. Now that you've mentioned it, I'm very interested, though. :)

annie said...

Yum! This sounds so fun!

We're having a Mothers' Day brunch, maybe I'll try these!