by 247tasty

This is one of the easiest and quickest recipes I’ve made for a long time. This is a classic Granny’s doughnuts that I haven’t made for such a long time. It’s been around for ages, and many have made modifications already but this is the traditional recipe that our grandmothers used. Even the glaze is simple and straightforward. Don’t be intimated because even if these donuts are easy to make, the result will surprise you.

My kids are not used to these simple and plain donuts but when they tasted it they love it as much! It’s a nice change for all the frosting treats they typically consume. Indeed, we will always come back to the original, speaking for these lovely and delicious donuts. My husband is in love with these gorgeous donuts and he’s always craving for it ever since I made this. I can’t blame him, this is the donut we grew up with.


1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 tablespoon shortening
1 cup of sour milk
6 cups of flour


Step 1: In a bowl, mix the sugar, nutmeg, soda, salt, eggs, milk, and shortening. Mix enough flour and roll out the dough on a floured surface. With a donut cutter, cut the dough.

Step 2: Drop the donuts in 1 tablespoon of hot shortening (heat to 375 degrees F). And make sure to turn the donuts several times.

Step 3: Once done, transfer the donuts on some crumped paper soft and let them cool.

Step 4: Dust the donuts with powdered sugar or granulated sugar or with cinnamon. You can drizzle them with glaze if desired.

To make the white donut glaze, mix the 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 4 to 6 tablespoons of milk in a bowl using a fork until you reached your desired consistency. Thicken the glaze with powdered sugar or thin down with milk.

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