10/27/08

Indian Doughnuts - (with Cornmeal)

Some of my all time favorite recipes are 'old fashioned' recipes. Recipes that our Great Great Great Grandmothers may have made. Although I can't honestly say I use ashes and lime to make our own soap, I do enjoy reading those kinds of recipes (and if I ever 'homestead' I may just do so - my Grandma did!) but recipes like this one are both 'old fashioned' and still quite contemporary. We have all the ingredients and they are still just as tasty!

This recipe is called Indian Doughnuts and is from an original 1880 publication. 1880! How awesome is that!? - I think called Indian Doughnuts simply because they have cornmeal in them. I haven't made this one yet so I'm not sure if I will like the cornmeal addition or not.

Looking over the recipe and ingredients I suspect they are similar to corn muffins only in doughnut form??? If you make them before I do maybe you can drop me a line and tell me what you think.

Indian Doughnuts (made with Cornmeal)

1 1/2 c boiling milk
2 c corn meal
2 c flour
3 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c butter, melted
3 eggs, beaten
1 T nutmeg or cinnamon
frying oil or fat

Pour boiling milk over cornmeal and let cool. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and spice. Add ot cooled corn meal, stirring well. Add butter and eggs. Mix well and if necessary add more flour ot make dough firm enough to handle, but keep it as soft as possible. Knead slightly. Roll out on floured board. Shape with floured doughnut cutter. Let doughnuts stand before frying in hot deep fat. Makes about 48.
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