Yield: 12 servings
|1 tablespoon||lard or butter|
|1 teaspoon||baking soda|
|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.