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Mother Stanford's Doughnuts

Categories: Doughnuts

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Mom Stanford's Doughnuts made good cheer
Their fame was spread far and near
Show boxes were the packing mode
Fortune smiled on all who received a load


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg or cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp shortening melted
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • powdered sugar


Sift together flour, salt, Clabber Girl Baking Powder and spice. Add sugar and mix to a light, soft dough with beaten eggs, milk and melted shortening. Turn onto a well-floured board. Roll to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a doughnut cutter.

Cook about 3 minutes in hot oil (about 350 to 375 degrees F), turning as they rise to the top of oil.

Drain on soft paper and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

From the Clabber Girl Recipe Book "RECIPES TO WARM THE HEART" Recipe submitted by Gail Stanford Jewett, sales broker and friend of Hulman & Co.