Basic Buttermilk Donuts

(24 servings)

  • 4 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup butter - melted
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking powder and salt.

In a separate large bowl, beat the eggs. Gradually, add the sugar and buttermilk - beating until completely combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients along with the melted butter and nutmeg. Stir until well combined.

(At this point, you can cover and chill the dough in the refrigerator until you're ready to make some doughnuts. This step isn't necessary, but an hour in the refrigerator makes the dough a little easier to work with.)

Heat oil to 360 degrees.

On a floured surface, pat the dough down to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Use a doughnut cutter to make the individual doughnuts.

Carefully, drop doughnuts into the hot oil. Don't fry too many at once. The frying donuts should float side by side. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.

Drain on stacked paper towels. Serve warm.

This recipe makes about 2 dozen doughnuts.

Basic Buttermilk Donuts (Donuts)

The simple deliciousness of a plain buttermilk doughnut. You might be tempted to add more nutmeg, but a single teaspoon really adds enough flavor for the whole batch. Enjoy!

Mr Breakfast would like to thank donutguy for this recipe.

Recipe number 2894. Submitted 8/2/2010.