Fried Cakes        (doughnuts) Recipe

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Fried Cakes (doughnuts)

Laura Sands

By
@lovecats

This is from a 1921 "Cassopolis" cookbook which is a town in Michigan. My dad's favorite when he was a little boy.


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Serves:

at least 4 or 5

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

2 c
granulated sugar
3
eggs
2 c
buttermilk
1 c
sour cream
4 tsp
baking soda
lemon & nutmeg to taste
hot oil for frying
there is no quantity for the flour. in another similar recipe it says " sufficient flour to permit the spoon to stand upright in the mixture.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Since this is a recipe from 1921, they are not specific as to oil temp. I would guess 325 or 350F.
I would use lemon zest if you like that or even orange zest. All nutmeg if you like it. Also cinnamon would be good.
2
Stir together all dry ing. Add wet ing. Make sure oil is hot enough so the dough doesn't soak up the oil. Drop by spoonfulls (soupspoon size) and fry until golden. Drain & roll in granulated sugar & cinnamon.

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