Thursday, July 9, 2009

Old Fashioned Donuts (if you can figure out the recipe)

Donuts seem to be a favorite recipe in the first half of the 1900’s. Everyone had a donut recipe. I think my favorite one (as far as written presentation goes) was found in my Grandma Hazel’s Recipe Journal. The journal features hand written recipes from her circle of women friends, probably from the Starr Church Community.

Donuts

One cup sugar, one cup milk

Two eggs beaten fine as silk

Salt and nutmeg, lemon will do

Of baking powder, teaspoons two

Lightly stir the flour in

Roll on pie board, not too thin

Cut in diamonds, twists, or rings

Drop with care, the doughy things

Into fat that briskly swells

Evenly the spongy cells

Watch with care, the time for turning

Fry them brown, just short of burning

Roll in sugar, serve when cool

Price a quarter for this rule

Recipe Credit: Edna Bundt