There are two kinds of donuts in my life. My mom's yeast donuts and these.
My Grandma's Buttermilk donuts.
A lovely cake crumb interior with a golden brown coating. Cooled and rolled in icing sugar is my favorite way to eat them!
Grandma's Buttermilk Donuts
2 cups white sugar
5 Tbsp Crisco (grandma says these do NOT work with a substitute!)
5 medium sized eggs
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 cup buttermilk
2 cup milk
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
Beat sugar, Crisco, vanilla and eggs with an electric mixer until frothy. Add salt, buttermilk, milk, baking powder, baking soda and flour. Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Roll and cut into doughnuts. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Makes 41 doughnuts depending on how you roll the dough.
And yep... no measuring for the flour... this is straight out of Grandma's cookbook that I posted about here.