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Jean is old order Mennonite from New York State.Jean and her husband David and family live on a dairy farm, and travel their community using horse and buggy. She tells her story exclusively on Amish Stories.

Jean’s Homemade Doughnuts

4 egg yolks (or 2 whole eggs)
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp soft shortening
3/4 cup thick buttermilk or sour milk
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Beat eggs well. Add sugar, and shortening and beat. Stir in butter milk or sour milk. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon together. Stir into other ingredients. Chill dough for 2 hours. Heat fat while rolling and cutting doughnuts. Fry until brown. Serve plain, sugared or glazed. For the Farmers Market I sometimes melt some sweet chocolate and dip the top of the donuts in there and let it set.  Enjoy! Jean                                                                                                                    
The Amish cook this Thursday along with a new post from myself on Friday of the Terre Hill Days festival in Lancaster Pennsylvania. And don’t miss the image of its famous outhouse race !.

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