Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts

This recipe is for 2-3 people as it makes 6 donuts.

1 1/8 cups cake flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4-1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoons shortening / vegetable lard, trans-fat-free preferred
1 large egg yolks
1/3 cups sour cream
canola oil for frying

Sift your dry ingredients in a medium size bowl, set aside.

In another bowl, mix your wet ingredients.

Add your dry ingredients into the wet, mix 1/3 of the flour mixture, stir well. Add another 1/3, mix well and so forth.

Refrigerate for an hour.

Flour your surface and roll your dough out to 1/2" thick. Using a biscut cutter or glass, cut out doughnuts. Use a smaller cutter to cut out the holes.  If you don't have a smaller one, a pill bottle works well too to cut out the holes. Use your imagination, you will find something.

Heat about 2" of oil over low-medium heat to 325, use a candy thermometer for this. Don't have one?? Get one! It can make all the difference in how a recipe turns out .When oil has reached 325 keep an eye on it! Once you have started heating your oil, DO NOT LEAVE IT, EVER! Bad things can happen, very bad!

Fry your donuts until browned on each side, drain on wire rack or paper towels.

Dip in your glaze and give a few minutes for the glaze to set up. 

1 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
3/4 teaspoon light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 Tbsp.  hot water, (plus more if needed)

 Mix everything in the order it's listed, add more water for a thinner glaze.


Tip~If you ever do end up with a grease fire, DO NOT THROW WATER ON IT, the water will hit the firey grease and splatter it all over the place, yes the fire will splatter too. Keep a bag of flour or a cookie sheet near by when heating larger quantities of grease.

In the event of a fire, toss the flour, all of it, onto the fire in the pot (yes it will be a mess, but so will a burnt down kitchen, your choice. ) or use the cookie sheet to act as a lid on the firey pot. It will smother out the fire.

Oh, and keep those pot handles turned inward, towards the wall. This will prevent you bumping the handle and having all kinds of  %^&**^%%$ happening! It will also prevent any "little hands" from below from reaching up "to help" you cook. Be a safe cook!

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