Cake Doughnuts

  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup milk at room temperature
  • Lard, shortening or oil for deep frying

Sift baking powder, nutmeg, salt and flour together. Beat egg and yolks and add sugar, melted butter and milk. Combine thoroughly. Add dry ingredients. Add enough extra flour, if necessary, to make a dough firm enough to roll but keep as soft as possible. Knead 1/3 of dough, pat, roll 1/4″ thick. Cut, repeat.

Heat lard to 370F. Brown doughnuts without piercing. Shake in icing sugar.