Fried Cakes (donuts)
My mother remembers her mother making fried cakes on their farm in
For an extra treat she coated them with sugar. Sodus, N.Y.
5 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
4 cups sifted flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
Cream together sugar and butter. Stir in beaten eggs. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt; add to sugar mixture alternately with milk. Chill thoroughly.
Roll out 1/3 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut with floured donut cutter (the hole is necessary in order for the dough to cook throughout).
Fry a few at a time in deep fat (turn deep electric frying pan to 375 degrees) until brown, turning once. Drain. Makes about 3 dozen.
To sugar donuts: When cool, place a few at a time in a paper bag with confectioners or granulated sugar and shake well.
Mary Ann McDowell Avazian