Sunday, April 1, 2012

Grandma's Donuts

We recently spent a lovely Sunday afternoon making Donuts.  
These aren't Doughnuts....these are Grandma's special Donuts.
My son decided his Grandma should come over and make him some of his favorite thing.....donuts.  So he picks up the phone and gives her a call.  Of course, she comes right on over!

Yes, folks that is really lard.  In mom's world there is no such thing as bad fat or cholesterol.

Grandma Dorothy is 85 years old and is known in our small town for her donuts.  
When the American Legion has it's yearly bake sale her donuts are always there.

She knows just the right thickness to make them so that they came out perfect, not too thin and not too thick.

And just how much floor to use in rolling them out to get them just the right texture.  She's able to pick them up and handle them without being too sticky or too tough.

Oh, and then there's the right LARD temperature, not too hot and not too cold.  The donuts sink to the bottom and then pop back up to the top.  She flips them once and after a few seconds they are done.

These aren't light and fluffy donuts.  These are old fashioned cake donuts.The kind that makes you want a cup of steaming hot coffee to accompany them.

Grandma's Donut Recipe

  There's nothing better.
It'll be up to you to get them the perfect texture and size!

3 cups sugar
1/3 cup melted lard
2 tsp salt
6 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1 level tsp soda dissolved in milk
8 cups flour
1 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. nutmeg
4 rounded tsps. baking powder

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