These doughnuts originated before most of your grandparents were born! They are the recipe that the Red Cross used to feed the soldiers of World War I.
Dough Boy Doughnuts from 1917
- 3 1/2 c sugar
- 1/3 c lard or shortening
- 4 eggs
- 9 c flour
- 1 1/2 cans evaporated milk
- 1 1/2 cans of water
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- Beat the sugar and lard together until light and fluffy
- Beat in eggs, water, and evaporated milk
- Mix flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in large bowl
- Add to lard mixture to make a stiff dough
- Roll out and cut
- Fry in deep 360F oil until golden, flipping when one side is done
- Drain on paper towels
- Drop in a paper lunch sack with sugar or sugar and cinnamon - shake the sack to cover the donuts. Or use a confectioner's glaze.
- Serve warm
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