Buttermilk Doughnuts

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2large eggs, beaten
  • 5 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon margarine, softened(Optional)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk, or as needed
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Whisk buttermilk, white sugar, and eggs together in a bowl. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in another bowl. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until combined; add butter and knead until a soft dough forms.

  • Step 3

    Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and roll to 1/4-inch thick. Cut dough into doughnut shapes using a 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter.

  • Step 4

    Beat confectioners’ sugar, margarine, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until desired glaze-consistency is reached.

  • Step 5

    Working in batches, cook doughnuts in hot oil until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer cooked doughnuts to a paper-towel lined plate to drain. Dip hot doughnuts into glaze to coat.

  • Cook's Note:

    You can substitute water for milk in the glaze, if desired.

    You can substitute shortening for butter in the doughnuts, if desired.

    Nutrition:

    We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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