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This recipe was Margaret (Draise) Grans. Margaret’s life is proof that every life is a very interesting story. Margaret was adopted by the Methodist minister and his wife in my home town after she had already been with two other families who changed their minds about adoption. To me it sounds similar to what children in foster care experience today.

Margaret was a very beautiful child who grew into a beautiful woman. She married her high school sweetheart Amos Gran. They farmed near my home town and her children were my friends. Margaret’s daughter, Arlyce, shared this recipe with me not long ago and I’ve enjoyed using in my attempt to make doughnuts.

As you can see by the photo, I would perhaps never pass the test on making the most beautiful doughnuts but it is fun to try.

Also In the picture you can see the beautiful spring flower bouquet that my neighbor, Barb Satter, brought to me yesterday. Her garden always produces the most beautiful flowers and she ALWAYS shares them


I wish you were all close enough to stop in for a cup of coffee and a doughnut with me!

Ingredients: 2 pkg. yeast – dissolved and softened in ¼ cup warm water. - While it is raising, scald 1 cup milk

Tot the scalded milk, add: ¼ cup shortening 1 ½ tsp Salt ½ cup sugar 2 eggs ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp grated lemon rind

Now add the yeast and 4 ½ - 5 cups flour (enough to make a soft dough. Knead until smooth. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until it is double in size.

When double in size punch down and let it rest for one minute. Then roll out on floured surface to about ½ inch thick. Cut with doughnut cutter and let stand about 1 ½ hours.

Fry in hot oil. Let drain then dip in a glaze made of powdered sugar, vanilla and a little water.

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