Thursday, March 8, 2012

Going Through the Era's // Baking Thursday {1930s}

Alright, so I couldn't find any 1930s recipes online, or in our house for GTTE Baking Thursday. So I went with the next best thing: a recipe from the 1950s. *grin* Hey! At least it is an old recipe. Now what on earth did I make? Homemade doughnuts. And by the way, they tasted amazing! *grin* I can't wait to take the recipe and adapt it for different flavors. I'm also going to try and make the recipe gluten-free, dairy-free, and vanilla-free for my siblings! And girls, making doughnuts is not that hard. {Oh, if you burn yourself in the process try putting butter on the burn. It really & truly works.}

from: Betty Crocker's Good and Easy Cookbook c.1954

2 Cups of Bisquick {I made my own using this recipe. Instead of butter I used 3/4 c. & 2TBSP of shortening.}
1/4 Cup of Sugar
1/3 Cup of Milk
1 tsp of Vanilla
1 Egg
1/4 tsp of Cinnamon & Nutmeg, if desired
  • Heat canola oil in a deep frying pan {test a doughnut hole when the dough is made. If it burns fairly quick it is warm enough}.
  • Mix ingredients together until well blended with a hand mixer.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured counter & knead about 10 times.
  • Roll out 3/8" thick. {You can just flatten the dough with your hands too. It saves on washing dishes.} *grin*
  • Cut out you doughnuts using a glass for the big circle & a coffee shot glass for the hole in the center.
  • Fry up the doughnut holes first to test out your frying skills. Fry until a golden down on both sides.
  • Remove from oil {carefully!} and place on a plate covered with a paper towel.
  • Once the doughnuts are simi-cool shake them in a paper bag/ziplock/bread bag with some sugar & cinnamon, or powder sugar.
  • Enjoy! And be ready to make some more once the batch is gone. *grin*   
What did you cook up this week?

This post will also be linked up to Deep Roots at Home's EOA link up.


  1. Those look really good!! I'm definitely going to have to try that. :)

    I've also heard that if you keep a bag of flour in the freezer, it helps with burns too. You just stick the burnt part in the flour, and voila. I've never tried it, but it seems like it would work, since it's something cold.

  2. That's awesome! Once you figure it out, can you post the gluten free and the dairy free recipes? I'm allergic, so I'm always trying to get my hands on recipes. :)

    ~Darby May~

  3. Oh yum!!! Those look fantastic!

    We have a gluten and dairy free recipe for pumpkin drop doughnuts that are to die for!


  4. Linked up!

    FYI: My Dad (he's a Volunteer Firemen & a EMT) said NEVER put butter on a burn. Use egg white or Aloe Vera juice or Lavender EO. (My Mom & I agree with him)

  5. Yes, that looks yum. Czech doughnuts are made without the hole in the centre... but I can still use the recipe. :-)

  6. *GASPGASPGASP!!!!* DONUTS!!! I have been wanting to make donuts for a looooong time now. Maybe I'll get it done tomorrow. You know the saying, "never do today what you can put off tomorrow!"

  7. My bro was looking over my shoulder as I started to read this post and when he saw the picture of those yummy looking donuts he declared, "We need to make those!!" I think we might try them out today;)

  8. Those doughnuts look wonderfully delicious! I will definitely have to try this recipe.

  9. I tried this recipe yesterday and they are so delicious! I will definately use this as my go to recipe from now on for donuts. :) thanks for sharing Ashley! They are to die for!

    In Christ,

  10. Mmmmmm.... those donuts look wonderful ,Ashley! My mom really wants to try them. She has a particular soft spot for donuts. Once she ate 7 of those big ones! *smile*
    xox Kay


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