How to make it

  • Melt butter and chocolate together. Beat eggs well; beat in sugar and butter/chocolate mixture. Stir in sour milk and vanilla.
  • Blend salt and leavening into 6 cups of flour; beat in until smooth. Use more of the flour, if needed, to make a soft dough.
  • Turn part of dough onto generously floured, cloth-covered board. Turn to lightly cover with flour. Roll gently 1/3" thick.
  • Place cooking oil (3 to 4" deep) for deep fat frying in a heavy kettle or deep fat fryer. Heat to 370°F to 380°F (a cube of bread browns in fat in 60 seconds).
  • Cut dough with floured sharp doughnut cutter. Take board close to kettle to transfer. Lift with spatula; slide quickly into hot fat. Fry as many at a time as can be turned easily, probably 4 or 5 at a time. Turn doughnuts as they rise to surface. Fry 2 to 3 minutes total. Lift from fat with long fork. Do not prick. Drain on absorbent paper in warm place.
  • Excess dough from stamping out the doughnuts may be gathered up and re-rolled to get as many as you can out of the dough. Or you may choose to just fry the "holes".
  • Serve plain, sugared or glazed.
  • *VARIATIONS:
  • ●To make Sweet Milk Doughnuts, substitute regular milk for buttermilk; use 4 tsp baking powder and omit baking soda.
  • ●To sugar doughnuts, just before serving shake doughnuts one at a time in a paper bag with a little confectioner sugar, granulated sugar or mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
  • ●To glaze doughnuts, add 1/3 cup boiling water gradually to 1 cup confectioner sugar. Mix thoroughly. Dip warm doughnuts into the warm glaze.
  • ●To chocolate glaze doughnuts, add 1 square (1 oz) melted unsweetened chocolate and 1/2 tsp vanilla to 2 1/2 cups confectioner sugar. Mix thoroughly. Slowly stir in milk, mixing until smooth and of glaze consistency. Dip warm doughnuts into the warm glaze.
  • ●To coat with nuts and sugar, dip warm doughnuts into warm glaze, then into mixture of 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    my kinda doughnut thanks Wendy bunches high5
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Aww let the kids make 'em too!
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