Toasted Doughnuts

Oxmoor House
about 1 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

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1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons shortening, melted
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
Sifted powdered sugar (optional)

Preparation

Combine sugar and melted shortening in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Add eggs and milk; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface; roll to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with a floured doughnut cutter.

Drop doughnuts, a few at a time, into deep hot oil (375°). Fry until golden brown, turning once. Drain doughnuts well on paper towels.

Split doughnuts in half crosswise. Place on baking sheets cut side up; brush with butter.

Broil 4 inches from heating element 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle doughnut halves with powdered sugar, if desired.

Created date

February 2010