Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pioneer Buttermilk Donuts

For family night we made pioneer donuts.  We had a lesson on the early saints of our church.  Their faith and courage was so strong and helps us learn to find ours by reading their stories.  We have been preparing for the pioneer trek that we are going on this week with the boys.

Here is the recipe if you want to try them out.  They are so yummy and very fun to make as a family.

Brigham Young's Buttermilk Donuts
A favorite with President Brigham Young, the donuts became so popular that they were eventually sold at the Zion's Cooperative Mercatile Institution (ZCMI) department store in Salt Lake.

2 c buttermilk                                  1 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten                                 1 tsp nutmeg
1 c sugar                                         1/4 c melted butter
5 c flour                                           oil for frying
2 tsp. Baking soda                           1/2 c sugar for coating (you can add a little cinnamon)

Combine buttermilk, eggs, and sugar, mix well. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and nutmeg into a large bowl. Stir in buttermilk mixture, then melted butter, then melted butter.

 Roll dough out about 1/4 inch thick on floured board. Cut with donut cutter or a cup.

 Fry in hot oil (375 degrees) until golden brown on both sides.  Drain on paper towel.

Place 1/2 sugar in a small paper bag.  Place donuts, one at a time, in bag and gently toss with sugar.
Enjoy!  Yum!