Bear Signs (Old Fashioned Donuts)
Source: Rick Chris
This is an old-fashioned cowboy recipe.
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs. beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 Cups all-purpose flour
In the first bowl, mix buttermilk, eggs, sugar and melted butter until well blended.
In a second bowl, combine the baking powder, salt, cinnamon and flour. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the first bowl, stirring them together. This mix should be stiff enough to hold a spoon upright; if not, mix in more flour. Knead together lightly for a minute or so, then turn out onto a floured board or countertop.
Use a rolling pin, empty bottle or the heel of your hand to roll out to about one finger-width high (1/4 inch). Cut circles out with a small glass and set aside for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, pour 1 inch of oil in a large skillet and heat to 375 degrees F. It's hot enough when a bread cube browns in about 1 minute. Slide the circles into the frying pan and brown one side. Turn over and brown the other. Set out to drain on a plate covered with paper towels. Cover with powdered sugar and eat warm.