I wanted to post this recipe today, to celebrate our very special holiday coming up, Pioneer Day. We used to make this as a family every year on the 24th of July. It has been a fun tradition to pass on to my kids. It's also a fun one to let the kids help with. You can let them help you cut out the doughnuts and the doughnut holes, while you do the frying.
I usually use regular buttermilk to make these, but recently decided just to make my own. See the notes below. Its works well either way.
Brigham’s Buttermilk Doughnuts
2 C. buttermilk (see notes below)
2 Lg eggs, beaten
1 C. sugar
5 C. sifted flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. grated nutmeg
¼ C. melted butter or shortening
Combine buttermilk, eggs and sugar and blend well. Beat in sifted dry ingredients, then stir in melted butter. Roll or pat dough on floured surface about ¼ inch thick and cut with 2 ½ inch doughnut cutter. (see below) Fry in hot fat (375 degrees F.) until golden brown on both sides. Drain and sprinkle with sugar if desired. Makes 2 dozen doughnuts.
Tip: To make your own buttermilk just combine 1 tbsp lemon juice per 1 cup milk. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes.