Sugar 'n' Spice Doughnuts

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Ingredients

3 tablespoons shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

Instructions

Cream shortening. Add sugar and eggs. Sift flour, spices, baking powder, and salt together and add alternately with milk to the first mixture. The dough should be fairly soft. Roll out to about ½ inch thick. Cut with doughnut cutter. Fry in deep fat at 375 degrees F until brown, turning once (about 1-½ minutes on each side).

Coating

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

Roll doughnuts in coating (or shake in a bag).

Cooking & Recipes

Yield: 

2 dozen doughnuts and 2 dozen holes.

Credit: 

Katrina Giard, North Hero, Vermont

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