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Old-Fashioned Doughnuts

 Old-Fashioned Doughnuts
These finger-licking good delicacies are so light and luscious, my family has always referred to them as "Angel Food Doughnuts!" They're lovely at Christmas with a dusting of Confectioners' sugar.
18 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, beat sour cream and buttermilk until smooth. Beat in
  • sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla just until combined.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually
  • add flour mixture to buttermilk mixture just until combined (dough
  • will be sticky). Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  • Turn dough onto a well-floured surface; knead for 2-3 minutes or
  • until smooth. Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured
  • 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry
  • doughnuts, a few at a time, for 3 minutes or until golden brown on
  • each side. Fry doughnut holes until golden brown. Drain on paper

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Old-Fashioned Doughnuts (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: About
  • 1-1/2 dozen doughnuts plus doughnut holes.