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Sour Milk Donuts

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“Don’t cry over spilled milk”, isn’t that how the expression goes? But what is one supposed to do when they grab the milk in the morning, eyes half closed, automatically pouring it into the cereal bowl before realizing that it’s coming out in semi-chunk form? Well, you do what I did, of course, you make Donuts!
If milk doesn’t have a chance to sour in your house, you can make your own soured milk by taking a 1 cup measuring cup, add 1 Tbs white vinegar and then fill to the 1 cup line with milk. Let it rest about 10 minutes prior to using so that it has a chance to clabber. Alternatively, you could use 1 cup of sour cream instead and simply omit the butter from the recipe altogether.

You’ll Need:
3 eggs
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 cup of sour milk
1 1/2 Tbs. Melted Butter
4 c. Sifted Flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

Sift all the dry ingredients together and set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs until light and fluffy and then add the sugar, half cup at a time, beating on high until well blended and all the sugar is incorporated. Add the milk and butter, mixing lightly. Slowly add the sifted dry ingredients until fully incorporated. Place the dough in the fridge and chill until it’s easy enough to handle. Roll it out on a lightly floured surface and cut with a donut cutter.

Fry in Oil that has reached 375F

These are relatively easy to make, as far as donuts go, but I won’t go so far as to tell you they’re “mess free”.

If you’d rather bake them, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 doughnut pans well, fill the pan as directed and bake 15-17 minutes.

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10 thoughts on “Sour Milk Donuts”

  1. kids are experimenting with making cinnamon rolls already tonight, but this recipe will def. be on my menu for later this week! can’t wait they look delicious

    • I am a Newbie so please forgive my silly questions. Is there a way to print this recipe?
      Thank you, poolmom

      not a silly question. i had trouble figuring it out too. under the title of the blog on the left side is a row of links.

      it starts with symbols for facebook,twitter,email etc. at the end of the line are icons for pdf and print. most of the blogs have it in the same location.

      have fun!

      • So is sour milk the same thing as buttermilk? Just wondering since I always see recipes that call for buttermilk and use vinegar and milk and you use this same method to substitute for sour milk?

  2. i’ve read that you can make your own sour milk by adding a little vinegar to it. i can’t remember the amount, i think it’s a teaspoon to one cup of milk, but i’m sure you can look it up online. thanks for sharing this recipe!

    looks delicious!!

  3. great recipe.i have been making sour milk for years and if you wish to use lemon juice in that cup of milk,it will produce sour milk also.this is how i make buttermilk to drink also.thanks for the recipe.


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