Granny’s Doughnuts


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 6 cups flour


  1. Mix sugar, nutmeg, soda, salt, eggs, milk, and shortening.
  2. Add enough flour to roll out dough on a floured surface and cut with doughnut cutter.
  3. Heat shortening to 375 degrees F. and drop doughnuts in, turning several times.
  4. Drain on soft crumpled paper. Cool and dust with powdered sugar, or granulated sugar and or with cinnamon, or drizzle with glaze (see below) if desired.
  5. Repeat with doughnut centers.
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.

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