*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                            SOUR MILK DOUGHNUTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Snacks
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3 1/2  cups          flour
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      baking powder
    1      teaspoon      freshly grated nutmeg
      1/2  teaspoon      ginger
      3/4  cup           sugar
    2      tablespoons   lard
    2                    eggs
    1      cup           sour milk or buttermilk
                         Lard to melt for deep-frying
                         Sugar for rolling -- optional
 
 Sift the dry ingredients (except the sugar) three times. Cream the sugar and
 lard well, add the eggs, and beat with an electric mixer. Add the milk to
 the egg mixture and beat well. Add the sifted dry ingredients all at once
 and mix well. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
 Divide the dough into two parts and roll each on a floured board to a
 1/2-inch thickness. Cut the dough with a doughnut cutter. Melt the lard in a
 deep fryer and heat it to 375F. Fry the doughnuts quickly, turning them as
 soon as they come to the top (to not crowd the kettle). Cook the doughnuts
 until they are golden brown. If desired, roll them in granulated sugar while
 they are still hot. The lard may be strained, covered, stored in the
 refrigerator, and used again for frying.
 
 Makes about 2 dozen doughnuts.
 
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