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Recipe: Cowboy Donuts

Friday, June 5, 2020

Cowboy Donuts

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp melted lard
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. grated nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 1/4 scoops of flour
  • pan of melted lard
  • sugar to coat donuts

Grate the nutmeg. Blend the sugar and egg. Add the milk and lard, mixing well. Add the remaining dry ingredients including enough flour to make a moist, soft dough. Drop gently by the spoonful into very hot melted lard. Each doughnut will flip over once it is cooked on one side. Remove from the lard, drain, cool, and roll in sugar.

Adapted from the historic “Galt Cookbook,” published in 1892. (Page 418)