This is my grandmother's recipe for donuts. It is an easy one and you can get fancy and ice them up if you like. I just mix a little cinnamon and sugar and roll the donuts in it. These are easy to make on Christmas morning as they don't take a lot of time.
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tbs soft butter
add 2 eggs and beat well
sift 3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fresh nutmeg (I just use a little cinnamon in place of the nutmeg and sometimes add a little vanilla flavoring)
Sift alternatly into creamed mixture with a scant cup of milk.
add more flour if needed.
Roll out and cut out.
In an iron skillet (any pan will do, I use a big sauce pan)
melt about 1 1/4 lb lard...(I use veg or canolla oil)
When fat/oil is hot enough, donuts holes will rise at once and begin to brown.
Put donuts in one at a time and let each rise and start to brown before adding the another. You can have six or seven going at a time.
Remove from oil and place on cooling rack.
Once they have cooled a little I roll them in the sugar mixture.
You can also glaze them or eat them plain
Hope you enjoy and have a Very Merry Christmas.