John has been bugging me to make doughnuts. They came out really well, especially for my first attempt. Enjoy!
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs plus one egg yolk
- 6 cups lard
- Use a standard mixer with a paddle attachment to mix together 1 cup of flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt on low speed.
- In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup, combine buttermilk, butter, and eggs.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix on medium speed for about 30 seconds.
- With speed on low, gradually add remaining 2 ½ cups flour, mixing until just combined. Stir batter with a rubber spatula a few times just to make sure everything is evenly mixed. Dough should be moist and tacky.
- Place lard in a Dutch oven and heat to 375 degrees.
- Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Flour a rolling pin and roll dough out to a ½-inch thickness. Using a heavily floured doughnut cutter, cut out rings, re-flouring the cutter each time.
- Gather scraps together and roll out again to cut more doughnut rings.
- Cook four rings at a time, flipping them over as they rise to the surface, about 50 seconds per side. Drain on a wire rack. Before frying another batch, make sure oil temperature has returned to 375 degrees.