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                            Sour Milk Doughnuts
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3 1/2   c            Sifted flour
      1/2   ts           Salt
    1       t            Baking soda
      1/2   ts           Baking powder
    1       t            Freshly grated nutmeg
      1/2   ts           Ginger
      3/4   c            Sugar
    2       tb           Lard
    2                    Eggs
    1       c            Sour milk or buttermilk
   Lard to melt for deep frying
   Sift dry ingredients (except sugar) three times.
   Cream sugar and lard well, add the eggs, and beat with
   an electric mixer.  Add milk to egg mixture and beat
   well.  Add sifted dry ingredients all at once and mix
   well.  Cover and chill for 1 hour.  Divide dough into
   2 parts and roll on a floured board to 1/2 inch
   thickness; cut with doughnut cutter. Melt lard in deep
   fryer and heat to 375F.  Fry doughnuts quickly,turning
   as soon as they come to the top (do not crowd kettle).
   Cook to golden brown.  Roll in granulated sugar while
   still hot if desired. Lard may be strained, covered,
   stored in refrigerator, and used again for frying.
   Makes about 2 dozen doughnuts.
   Origin:  Hearth and Home Companion Shared by: Sharon
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