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       Title: Buttermilk Doughnuts I
  Categories: Polkadot, Faylen, Breakfasts, Breads
       Yield: 30 Donuts
       3    Eggs
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
       3 tb Oil
   1 1/2 c  Buttermilk
       1 ts Ground ginger
       1 ts Ground nutmeg
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Salt
   5 1/2 c  White flour, not sifted
   Preheat fat fryer to 350F.  Mix the eggs, sugar, oil, and buttermilk
   with a wire whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the yolks are
   broken up and distributed.  Add the spices, vanilla, baking powder,
   baking soda, and salt; mix well.  Fold the flour into the mixture
   until the ingredients are no longer wet.  Let sit for 5 to 10
   minutes.  The batter will thicken by itself without needing more
   flour which would toughen the doughnuts.  Drop half of the dough onto
   a floured board and knead lightly into a ball with folded ends
   underneath.  Roll the dough into a round shape about 1/2 inch thick.
   Cut with a doughnut cutter. Knead the leftover dough into the second
   half of the mixture.  Repeat kneading and rolling.  Be very sparing
   with the flour.  Dust the dough very lightly, but don't overflour.
   Your dough should not be sticky if left to rest for 5 to 10 minutes as
   instructed.  Cook the doughnuts in hot oil, 1 inch deep in the pan.
   Brown the doughnuts for about 1 1/2 minutes on each side.
   Makes 30 doughnuts and 30 holes.
   [YANKEE; June 1990]
   Posted by Fred Peters.
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