Grandma's donuts

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup sugar
⅓ teaspoon salt
1 each egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lard or butter
2½ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup buttermilk
1 cup powdered sugar

Beat sugar, salt and egg together. Add vanilla and fat, and cream into sugar. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda and buttermilk.

Stir two mixtures together. Place on floured surface and flatten to ¼-inch. Cut into 4-inch rounds and cut out 1-inch centers.

Drop into hot oil in a skillet, and brown on each side. Drain on paper towels. Coat warm donuts with powdered sugar, if desired.

Makes 1 batch.

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