Grandpa Thomas’ (Vern) Doughnuts


Remember his recipe by his verse he always quoted:

1 cup sugar,

1 cup milk,

2 eggs beaten fine as silk;

Salt and nutmeg,

Lemon will do;

Of baking powder,

Teaspoons, two.

Lightly stir the flour in;

Roll on pie board, not too thin.

Mother (Mae) said the measurements were about:

  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ t. nutmeg
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • ½ t. salt
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 t. lemon


Beat eggs and add sugar, then dry ingredients.  Add milk.  Roll dough about ¼” thick.  Cut with doughnut cutter.  Drop in hot fat, and brown both sides.  Drain on brown paper sack, then shake doughnuts in sack of sugar while warm.

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