Monday, July 21, 2008

Brigham's Buttermilk Doughnuts

This week, here in Utah, we celebrate the 24th of July, the day that the pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. We've been doing various activities throughout the month to help them understand what it could have been like to be a pioneer. Last Saturday we had an activity with our little ones where they got to dress up as pioneer children and play games that the pioneers would have played. They were very simple games, but I'm convinced that my boys should have lived during that time (don't get me wrong, I'm so grateful they're mine ritght now). I couldn't believe how much fun they had with the most simple activities. Well, tonight for Family Home Evening we made these wonderful doughnuts that were a favorite of the prophet Brigham Young. He led the first group of Saints into the Salt Lake Valley. This recipe comes from one of his wives and is in the Christmas Recipes from the Lion House book. They are delicious, I couldn't stop after one. I rolled mine in cinnamon and sugar and they were great. Happy 24th!!

Brigham’s Buttermilk Doughnuts

2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs beaten
1 cup sugar
5 cups flour
2tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
¼ cup melted butter

Combine buttermilk, eggs, and sugar and mix well. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg together into a large mixing bowl. Stir in buttermilk mixture, then melted butter. Roll dough out about ¼ inch thick on floured board; cut with doughnut cutter. Fry in hot oil till golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle or roll in sugar. Makes 2 dozen doughnuts.


Prudy said...

Printing this recipe out to make on Thursday. What a brilliant recipe. My family will be over the moon.

Jenny said...

Doughnuts sound so good right now! What fun you all have been having celebrating Pioneer day! These doughnuts sound incredible!

Sara said...

Rach, I have forgotten about these. Do you remember making these with mom growing up?