You may want to line a baking pan with the paper towels to prevent greasy countertops. The doughnuts should take about 3 minutes to cook.
Old Fashioned Doughnuts
3 cups flour
1/3 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
2/3 cup sugar
1 small egg
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon melted shortening
1. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg. Add the sugar.
2. Beat the egg lightly, add it to the milk and melted shortening. Blend with the dry ingredients to form a soft, light dough.
3. Roll our dough about a half an inch thick on a well-floured board.
4. Cut and drop each doughnut gently into hot oil or shortening, whichever you prefer.
5. Turn immediately, and when golden brown, lift from the hot grease with tongs and place on a layer of paper towels. You may want to line a baking pan with the paper towels to prevent greasy countertops. The doughnuts should take about 3 minutes to cook.
6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or use the frosting recipe below.
Plain Cake Frosting
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons canned milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all ingredients together, stirring till smooth. If needed, add more canned milk or confectioners sugar to create the consistency you want. Water or regular milk can be substituted for the canned milk if desired.
1 quart fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons additional sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1. Place peaches, water, and 1 cup sugar in saucepan and cook over medium heat until tender, stirring frequently.
2. Meanwhile, sift flour, salt, and baking powder together. Add the 2 tablespoons of sugar, and mix to a light batter with the beaten egg and milk.
3. Place the cooked peaches and liquid in a baking dish. Cover with the batter and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
~Jessica Gerald~ www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com
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