Old Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts
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Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts

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Ah, the Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts – a classic treat that harkens back to simpler times when recipes were handed down through generations and every bite seemed to carry a piece of history. These aren’t just any donuts; they’re the embodiment of comfort food with their distinctive tangy flavor and tender crumb, thanks to the star ingredient: buttermilk.

Imagine waking up to the aroma of these beauties sizzling in the kitchen. The scent is intoxicating, a blend of sweet, buttery goodness that promises something heavenly on the breakfast table. It’s the kind of morning magic that makes you want to leap out of bed and follow your nose straight to the source.

The beauty of Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts lies in their simplicity. They don’t need the bells and whistles of modern-day variations. No fillings, no extravagant toppings, just the honest taste of dough kissed by buttermilk, fried to golden perfection, and often finished with a gentle coating of sugar or a light glaze that adds just the right amount of sweetness.

Let’s talk texture because that’s where these donuts truly shine. They strike the perfect balance between soft and dense, creating a satisfying chewiness that mass-produced donuts can only dream of replicating. And when you bite into one, it’s not just a treat for your taste buds but also a moment of nostalgia, a trip down memory lane to a time when things were made from scratch with love and patience.

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts are more than just a snack; they’re a celebration of artisanal baking. They remind us that sometimes, the old ways are worth preserving, that slowing down to enjoy a homemade donut with a cup of coffee is one of life’s simple pleasures.

So, while we won’t be diving into the recipe specifics here, let’s take a moment to appreciate the humble yet extraordinary Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Donut. Whether you’re lucky enough to have an heirloom recipe to follow or you find a local bakery that still makes them the traditional way, cherish the experience. After all, in a world that’s constantly racing towards the next big thing, it’s quite special to savor something so wonderfully unchanged.

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts

Indulge in the timeless delight of homemade Old Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnuts—fluffy, slightly tangy rings, dipped in a smooth glaze for that perfect sweet finish.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • For the Glaze:
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water


  • n a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
  • In another bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy. Add egg yolks and mix well.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the sugar mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out donuts using a donut cutter.
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F (190°C).
  • Fry donuts in batches until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  • For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, and water until smooth.
  • Dip hot donuts into the glaze and let cool on a wire rack.
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