Saturday, June 28, 2008

Recipe - Grandma Pattersons Buttermilk Donuts


The Ingredients:
2 Eggs
1 cup of sugar
3 tablespoons butter (melted)
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
oil for frying

Meanwhile find a suitable pan and begin heating the oil to approximately 350 degrees....

Beat eggs and sugar together,

Add Buttermilk and melted butter and beat together....

Add the balance of the ingredients and mix together well....

The dough will be very sticky, roll out onto well floured board or counter....

Knead the flour into the dough for four or five times, i.e. fold a third of the dough into the middle and press down firmly with the heel of your hand. Rotate and repeat.

Roll out the dough until 1/2 inch thick gently with a rolling pin. (Rub flour on the pin to keep from sticking)

If your doughnut hole cutter looks like mine, the middle has been lost years ago. Or, in the absence of a cutter entirely, just use the rim of a glass (dip in flour to keep from sticking) and to get the holes, do as I did. See below....

A GoldSchlaeger shot glass works just as

Gently lower into hot oil.....and be careful. First of all it's hot! Secondly, it will only take a minute or two per side and then you must immediately turn or they will burn quickly. Cook one more minute and remove with slotted spoon to paper towels and let cool slightly.

See, I KNEW that shotglass would come in handy...... I suppose that's why I took it home that night....

Now, here's a little tidbit about Grandma's donuts, that as a kid just intrigued me to no end. Grandma wasn't given to caring what they looked like, in fact what I loved was, she made some real WEIRD looking and shaped donuts.....But Grandma would just cut and pull and throw in the oil.....No telling what they would look like. I do the same.

Although I love 'em plain, here's the bag of sugar and cinnamon....just shake around....

Or some Confectioner's sugar in a sieve....

As you can see, they are misshapen, some are overdone, some have no holes at all.....It DIDN'T matter! That's what I loved about Grandma Patterson's Donuts..... They are crunchy on the outside, and absolutely taste like no other donuts.... Try, please, and enjoy.

Here's to you Grandma Patterson....Thank you.


Drew Kime said...

I've been looking for a doughnut recipe. This one is right up my alley. Thanks.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the fun and easy doughnut recipe! I've been looking awhile for a recipe just like this one and had some buttermilk to use up. Perfect! One thing...I think it needs salt. I meant to add some but forgot. Mine turned out a bit bland. But I'll definitely try them again!