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Grandma's Donuts Recipe

Serves 12


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lard or butter
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


1. Beat sugar, salt and egg together.
2. Add vanilla, fat, and cream into sugar.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda and buttermilk.
4. Stir the two mixtures together.
5. Place on floured surface and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness.
6. Cut into 4-inch rounds and cut out 1-inch centers.
7. Drop into hot oil in a skillet, and brown on each side.
8. Drain on paper towels.
9. Coat warm donuts with powdered sugar, if desired.


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Preparation Method:Baking

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