Buttermilk Donuts Recipe

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An old-fashioned donut just like grandma used to make. These homemade donuts are sure to bring back memories of when grandma made fresh donuts as a special treat.
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  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 7 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Butter-flavored Crisco or canola oil
30 mins
90 mins
  • Beat eggs until light; add sugar and beat until fluffy.
  • Mix in buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Blend dry ingredients into the egg and buttermilk mixture.
  • Preheat the Crisco or oil to 375° F. in a skillet on the stovetop or in an electric skillet. Be sure there is enough oil in the pan to allow the donuts to float while frying them.
  • Fill drop donut maker with dough and start dropping donuts into the preheated oil.
  • Fry until the donuts are browned on one side and then turn over; fry until browned on second side.
  • Remove from the oil and place on paper towels to cool.
  • When cooled, store in an air-tight container.
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"Delicious donuts. Almost as good as I remember my mom's donuts tasting. Only made a half a batch, otherwise I was afraid I would be eating donuts for a while."
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