Sourdough Donuts

Sourdough Donuts

Raised Sourdough Donuts


We know anything we make with yeast and/or sourdough starter is going to take some time.  This recipe requires 3 hrs of prep time!  The yeast needs to rise! You’ve never had a donut like these!  They are simply delectable!

Preparation time:  3 hrs.

Cook time:  10 minutes


1 pkg dry yeast                             3/4 cup milk, scalded                              1/4 cup water

1/4 cup shortening                        1/4 cup sugar                                          1/2 cup sourdough starter

1 tsp. salt                                       1/4 tsp baking soda                                1/2 tsp baking powder

1 egg, beaten                                3 – 3 1/2 cups flour



Add yeast to 1/4 cup warm water.  Scald milk.  Add shortening, sugar and salt to scalded milk and let cool to lukewarm.

Add sourdough starter, egg ad softened yeast.  Mix well.

Combine 1 cup flour with baking soda and baking powder.  Mix well.  Add this to batter. Mix well.

Add enough remaining flour to make a very soft dough.

Turn it out on a lightly floured board.  Let rest 10 minutes.  Knead well (until smooth as satin).

Place in a greased bowl (or Pam’ed).  Turn the dough to coat with the grease.  Cover with a cloth and let rise in warm place till doubled (1 1/2 hours).  Punch down and let rise again until doubled (45 minutes).

Roll out dough on lightly floured board or flat surface, until 1/3″ thick.  Cut with floured doughnut cutter.  Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet to rise till light (30 – 40 min).

Using a deep pot, fill with enough oil that the donuts will be able to fully submerge when fried.  Heat to 375 degrees.  Place cut out doughnut into oil and fry until brown on both sides.

Cool on paper towels.  Decorate as you like.

Suggestions for decorating:

Sugar doughnuts – Fill a bag with sugar and drop cooled donuts into bag and shake gently.

Glazed doughnuts – Make an icing with powdered sugar and water and spoon over the cooled donuts.

Frosted donuts – Purchase, or make, chocolate or vanilla or strawberry frosting. Use a butter knife to lay frosting on top of doughnut then sprinkle with your favorite sprinkles!

Any way you serve these doughnuts is going to be great!


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