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Nana's Doughnuts

by , Updated April 10, 2017

homemade doughnuts
Photo Credit: Diana Rattray

These classic homemade doughnuts can be rolled in sugar or cinnamon sugar mixture while they're still a little warm.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  1. Into a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Add combined vinegar and milk alternately with dry ingredients; stir just until well blended.
  3. Roll small quantities of the dough at a time, to about 1/3-inch thick. Cut doughnuts with a 2 1/2-inch cutter and let stand for about 10 minutes.
  4. Fry in hot fat at about 365 F to a nice golden brown. Turn once.
  5. Fry only 3 or 4 doughnuts at a time to keep fat from cooling down. Drain on paper towels.
Makes about 18 doughnuts. Calories per serving: 190

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