Jo's Homemade Doughnuts

Jo's Homemade Doughnuts Recipe

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Gloria Griffith


This wonderful recipe was passed on to me from a wonderful Family friend years ago as we were at camp and offered us some doughnuts, they were warm,yummy,and of course was a big hit and my husband said " Get the recipe " and I have made them twice a year,I can say making doughnuts at first are a challenge but you can do it with a friend and have some fun, just be mindful of the hot oil please, enjoy


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2 c
2 tsp
3 tsp
cream of tartar
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
2 tsp
1/3 c
2 c
whole milk
tablespoon vinegar
2 tsp
baking soda
7-8 c

How to Make Jo's Homemade Doughnuts


  • 1Large Bowl #1-
    Mix Eggs,Sugar,Salt,Cream of Tartar,Spices,and Vanilla and oil.
    Mix in a Large Bowl, (I myself add a touch more for stronger spice flavor especially the Nutmeg)
  • 2Small Cup #2-
    Place 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and the Baking Soda into the Whole Milk.
    Stir, let stand 3 minutes, fold into Bowl #1
  • 3Large Bowl #1-
    Then add 1-2 cups of Flour at a time,Be Gentle and turn the flour into the mixture, so as not to make a Tough Doughnut, remember these are Special and need TLC so to achieve the Yum Factor !
  • 4You want your dough soft and workable, I do manage to use most of the 8 Cups of Flour and if any left over I use it to manage the dough when I prepare to make the doughnut cut outs.
  • 5Let the Dough rest,cover the bowl,refridgerate over night, but ( I have used it about a hour or so after chilled and rested but Josephine Akins suggested they rest,and fry fresh in the morning and truthfully there is nothing better than a fresh Hot Homemade Doughnut, so you can cook after they rest. The recipe to me is easy and I have been known to make them late at night for the family.
  • 6Last step for first timers can be tricky.
    Start heating up Oil (Vegetable Oil but use what you prefer- 2 Bottles approx.)and then start rolling out the Dough , be sure it's chilled and Flour your surface and doughnut cutter and hands too. Roll out the Dough about to 1/2 inch thick or little less (save the little wholes for the kids and the big kids) and deep fry them in a fryer( electric fryers are a good choice for first timers, heat settings will be easier) or I use a "deep" cast Iron Kettle which I prefer, till Golden brown they will need to be flipped so watch carefully, keep a eye on the Grand Kids Oil will be Hot. Should yield: Approx. 4 Dozen Doughnuts (depends, on size and thickness)
  • 7Remove from the fryer or Pot on to a paper towel and then spin them into a mixture of Sugar,Cinnamon,or use what ever you like. We like the Cinnamon and Sugar with a touch more of the Nutmeg, Let them cool for the kiddies and Enjoy !

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Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Hashtags: #homemade, #doughnuts, #jo's

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