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Finnish Donuts ~ Josephine Hauser

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Why I Love This Recipe

Just found this recipe I didn't know I had! It was wrapped in old newspaper so I never opened it cuz I thought it was just another newspaper recipe. To my delight when I did open it I found this treasure!!! It was written in a different writing than my other recipes. I'm pretty sure its from my Finnish great great grandma cuz it kinda reminds you of the Dutch oliebollen but also different than the recipe I was given by my Dutch great grandma :) But this one is so cool its written in poem form! Except the note at the bottom. It also has some broken english and some letters missing at the ends but still able to read it :) Curious though Finns usually add cardamom instead of nutmeg

Ingredients You'll Need

4 Cups flour more if doughs too soft
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup of milk
2 eggs beaten
(lemon might do)
2 tsps baking powder


One cup of sugar, one cup of milk

2 eggs beaten fine as silk

Add salt and nutmeg (lemon might do)

Of baking powder teaspoons 2

Lightly stir the flour in

Roll on pie board not to thin

Cut in diamonds, twists or rings

Drop with care the doughy things

Into fat that briskly swells

Evenly the spongy cells

Watch w/ care the time for turning

Fry them from just short of burning

Roll in sugar, serve them cool

Price a 1/4 is general rule

Recipe note added at bottom:

Need 4 cups flour more if doughs too soft - I roll in powdered sugar - can make into balls and add apples cooked in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon let cool before adding

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