Doughnuts

Crisco Doughnuts

2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup Crisco, melted
1 cup milk
4 Cups all-purpose flour, sifted
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Crisco, for deep-frying

Combine beaten eggs, sugar, and melted Crisco.  Add milk.  Mix flour with baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.

Combine the liquid and dry ingredients, stirring only until smooth.  Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness on a floured counter.  Dough will be soft.  Cut with floured doughnut cutter.

Fry doughnuts in Crisco heated to 365ºF.  Turn when brown and fry on both sides until golden brown (3 to 5 minutes).  Remove and drain.  If desired, shake in paper bag with white sugar.

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