Doughnuts - Homemade Cake 

A big recipe of doughnuts to freeze and fry whenever you want fresh hot doughnuts.

2 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 t nutmeg
4 c more flour
    powdered sugar or
    1/2 c sugar mixed with
    1/2 t cinnamon
4 c white flour (try spelt flour)
2 c sugar
1 1/2 c buttermilk
4 eggs
1/4 c softened unsalted butter
1 T + 1 t baking powder

In mixer bowl with cookie whips mix flour, sugar, buttermilk, eggs, butter, powder, soda, salt, and nutmeg on low speed about a minute until it is a smooth batter.  Change to dough hook and stir in rest of flour to make a very soft dough.  Refrigerate at least an hour.  Roll out 1/4 inch thick and cut with doughnut cutter.  Freeze in ziplock bags or fry immediately.  When taking out of freezer, place on wire racks for about 15 minutes to thaw a bit before frying (while the oil heats up).  Use shallow saucepan filled with a few inches of oil.  Insert thermometer so tip is immersed an inch or two, but not too close to bottom of pan.  Heat oil on #4 and keep burner between #3 and #4 while frying.  Begin frying when thermometer reads 370*.  Fry 3 doughnuts at a time, flipping over when puffy and light brown.  Remove to wire racks and shake in cinnamon sugar or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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