Thursday, November 15, 2018


Many of you know about our winter tradition that on the first snow of the year we make homemade doughnuts. Well I think it is about time that we shared the recipe with all of you. This doughnut recipe is actually from our Great-Grandma Wissmann and has a lot of special memories tied to them. We hope you enjoy them as well!

1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 tablespoon yeast
1/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 - 5 1/2 cups flour

Heat milk until warm (about 115 degrees). Add in sugar and yeast and let sit for until the yeast is really bubbly. When using wheat flour I add that to the yeast mixture now and let us sit for about 15 minutes to soften it. Usually I do about 1 1/2 cups wheat and the rest white. In a different bowl combine butter, mashed potatoes, salt and nutmeg. Pour in the milk mixture. Add in flour and knead for 7-9 minutes. I go so much by feeling the dough that I haven’t measured out my flour in ages. Basically just pour in a little at a time until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl and is not too sticky. Let dough raise until doubled in size.

I roll out the dough onto an oiled or buttered surface to keep the dough soft. After rolling the dough out to 1/4-1/2 inch thick, cut donuts out. Let raise. (I learned the hard way that letting them over rise will make them fall when you go to put them in the oil. So start heating your oil before the doughnuts are done raising.) Putting the upper, dry side in first, fry in oil heated to 400 degrees, flipping them as they turn golden. Drain, drop into a frosting glaze, and enjoy!

"May my meditation be sweet to Him;
I will be glad in the Lord."
Psalms 104:37


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! This us just like an old recipe I was given years ago by a good friend of mine and I'd lost the recipe... thanks again for sharing, I'm excited to try it!

Anonymous said...

Susanna, Thanks so much for sharing this post and pictures of you preparing those doughnuts! They look delicious and fluffy! Several years ago I remember Bethany posting pictures of her homemade doughnuts on the blog. I've never made doughnuts so I'm thrilled you shared the recipe. I'm sure if you decided to open up Susanna's Super Doughnut Shop, your ever-hungry(!) parents and siblings could keep you in business for a long time :) !
"The LORD is thy keeper." (Psalm 121:5)
Love in Christ,
ColleenF., a believer in Jesus Christ from Buffalo, NY