Monday, January 30, 2012

Raised donut recipe

I never imagined anyone would actually be interested in the old recipe I photographed. . .so here is the donut recipe from my grandma's collection. She noted it was from Farm Journal magazine, and wrote "excellent."

Filled raised do-nuts

2 packages dry or 2 cakes fresh yeast
1/2 c. water
3/4 c. milk, scalded
3/4 c. shortening
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 t. salt
2 eggs
5 c. sifted flour (oddly enough, she had written salt, but that is obviously an error!)
24 cooked pruned, pitted

Soften yeast in warm water. Combine milk, sugar, shortening, and salt. Stir until dissolved. Cool to lukewarm, add yeast, eggs, and 1 c. flour, beating well. Add remaining flour. Deep fat fry.


7 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

DOn't you love the old recipes. My kids ask why the milk had to be scalded in one of our old family recipes. I told them it was because it was fresh from the cow and scalding (boiling) it killed the germs. I also noticed where Mom wrote one thing but meant another (salt/flour). She knew what she meant, we just had to read her mind!

So where and when do you add the prunes?

Rene said...

I honestly don't know. A lot of the old recipes "assumed" you knew how to do things. In fact, many that I typed in were merely lists of ingredients. My guess would be to puree the prunes, deep fry and cool the donuts, then use a cake decorator and pipe in the prunes. But, they'd probably be just as good with no filling. :-)

The Island Cats said...

Can we throw some catnip in there and make nip doughnuts? ;)

Oui Oui said...

My grandmother gave me her recipes when I was in my early twenties. Add flour until right consistency, add enough milk until moist enough, etc. I was dismayed. What did I know? I might be able to do it today, but not then. I wish I could find them now. Thank you for your kind words today. It really helps knowing such nice people. Take care & stay safe. Its nice meeting you.

Natalie said...

I love old recipes like this! My grandma's are the same way. You're just supposed to know how it goes--the recipe is just a reminder!

Chez Cat said...

Mama has some cookbooks from the 1930's that shows diagrams on how to pluck your own chickens, cut up a rabbit, etc. some of those recipes are PRICELESS!

Old Kitty said...

I wondered too about the prunes!! Ahhh!! How interesting!

Last time I tried to deep fry doughnuts, they came out rock hard! LOL!! It was so funny!!

Yay for your grandma's recipe! Take care
x

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