Ma's Fresh Buttermilk Donuts


Ma's Fresh Buttermilk Donuts

You can't beat the taste of homemade doughnuts. No other sweet confection even comes close. Now with this recipe for Ma's Fresh Buttermilk Donuts, you can make your own delicious doughnuts right in your own kitchen. It's easier than you think to make doughnuts from scratch and this buttermilk version is one of the best we've seen. Indulge in the scrumptious taste and texture of these classic treats!

Preparation Time50 min

Cooking Time2 min


  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons shortening, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted powder sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Add buttermilk, shortening, sugar and 1 1/2 cups of the flour; mix well.
  3. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead several times.
  4. Roll dough to 1/2 inch thick and cut with a 2 1/2 inch doughnut cutter.
  5. Place doughnuts on a lightly floured surface, cover and let rise 45 minutes or until double in bulk.
  6. Heat 2-3 inches of oil to 375 degrees F.  Drop in 4 or 5 doughnuts at a time.
  7. Cook about 2 minutes or until lightly golden in color, turning once. Drain well on paper towels.
  8. Combine powdered sugar with milk, stir until smooth.
  9. Dip each doughnut in glaze while still warm; allow excess glaze to drip off.
  10. Cool on wire rack or serve warm.



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