Homemade Fried Donuts
Last weekend, we went over to my in-laws for a lesson on how-to make Grandma Storms’ famous homemade fried donuts. I’ve heard of these fried donuts from my husband and he always said they were the best donuts he’s ever had. So I was very excited to learn how to make them from my father-in-law (Thanks Wayne!).
My father-in-law dug out the recipe from a pile of hand me down recipes he keeps. We went through the box and it felt like a treasure trove. So many baking recipes and I was able to copy some of them and will be sharing up on the blog soon.
Grandma’s homemade fried donuts were very easy to make. We started by combining melted butter, sugar and eggs in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, we mixed together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. I heard nutmeg is the secret ingredient.
Next was adding in the sour milk to the wet ingredients, followed by the dry ingredients. The hubby proceeded to mix until the dough was formed (I was busy writing down directions and taking pics :)).
Then it was time to roll out the dough. We floured our surface and the rolling pin and again the hubby was so generous to do the dirty work (and the clean up lol!).
We used a donut cutter to cut out the donuts and stacked them on wax paper.
Then it was time to fry! We broke out a 100-year old pot (Grandma’s of course!), heated some vegetable oil and went to town deep frying the donuts until they were golden brown.
And here they are all done.
They turned out so good and there was no stopping myself from eating a few too many. I know, I know they are not good for you, but I just had to indulge. Oh did I mention they tasted even better the next morning with a cup of tea?
Since I haven’t tested this recipe in my kitchen, I won’t be sharing the recipe just yet. For now, this family secret recipe is going to remain a SECRET!
Have a good rest of the week and don’t forget Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 12th. Be thankful for the wonderful mothers in your life and appreciate their many sacrifices. Maybe make them a cupcake? Or a cake?
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Wow these look incredible! I have never made fried donuts but I can imagine they are really tricky and yours turned out perfectly!!
Brooke, it was my first time too and thought they were going to be tricky. But they were not. Was pretty straightforward.
Mmm I have only fried doughnuts once, I always bake them because it’s less messy. But nothing beats the real thing!
The baked ones I’m sure are much healthier lol!