Homemade Fried Donuts

Homemade Fried Donuts

Last weekend, we went over to my in-laws for a lesson on how-to make Grandma Storms’ famous homemade fried donuts. I’ve heard of these fried donuts from my husband and he always said they were the best donuts he’s ever had. So I was very excited to learn how to make them from my father-in-law (Thanks Wayne!).

My father-in-law dug out the recipe from a pile of hand me down recipes he keeps. We went through the box and it felt like a treasure trove. So many baking recipes and I was able to copy some of them and will be sharing up on the blog soon.

Homemade Fried Donuts

Grandma’s homemade fried donuts were very easy to make. We started by combining melted butter, sugar and eggs in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, we mixed together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. I heard nutmeg is the secret ingredient.

Homemade Fried Donuts

Next was adding in the sour milk to the wet ingredients, followed by the dry ingredients.  The hubby proceeded to mix until the dough was formed (I was busy writing down directions and taking pics :)).

Homemade Fried Donuts

Then it was time to roll out the dough.  We floured our surface and the rolling pin and again the hubby was so generous to do the dirty work (and the clean up lol!).

Homemade Fried Donuts

We used a donut cutter to cut out the donuts and stacked them on wax paper.

Homemade Fried Donuts

Then it was time to fry! We broke out a 100-year old pot (Grandma’s of course!), heated some vegetable oil and went to town deep frying the donuts until they were golden brown.

Homemade Fried Donuts

And here they are all done.

Homemade Fried Donuts

They turned out so good and there was no stopping myself from eating a few too many. I know, I know they are not good for you, but I just had to indulge.  Oh did I mention they tasted even better the next morning with a cup of tea?

Since I haven’t tested this recipe in my kitchen, I won’t be sharing the recipe just yet. For now, this family secret recipe is going to remain a SECRET!

Have a good rest of the week and don’t forget Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 12th. Be thankful for the wonderful mothers in your life and appreciate their many sacrifices. Maybe make them a cupcake? Or a cake?