Finnish Donuts (I think doesn't really say)~ Josephine Hauser
INGREDIENTS
  • 4 Cups flour more if doughs too soft
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup of milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • (lemon might do)
  • 2 tsps baking powder
DIRECTIONS
  1. One cup of sugar, one cup of milk
  2. 2 eggs beaten fine as silk
  3. Add salt and nutmeg (lemon might do)
  4. Of baking powder teaspoons 2
  5. Lightly stir the flour in
  6. Roll on pie board not to thin
  7. Cut in diamonds, twists or rings
  8. Drop with care the doughy things
  9. Into fat that briskly swells
  10. Evenly the spongy cells
  11. Watch w/ care the time for turning
  12. Fry them from just short of burning
  13. Roll in sugar, serve them cool
  14. Price a 1/4 is general rule
  15. Recipe note added at bottom:
  16. 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
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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 :)