Sugar Doughnuts

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted before measuring
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons vinegar and enough regular milk to make 1/2 cup

1. In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Stir in vanilla. Add combined vinegar and milk alternately with dry ingredients; stir just until well blended.

2. Roll small quantities of the dough at a time, to about 1/3-inch thick. Cut doughnuts with a 2 1/2-inch cutter and let stand for about 10 minutes. Fry in hot oil in fryer at about 365F to a nice golden brown. Turn once. Fry only 3 or 4 batches at a time to keep oil from cooling down. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

Yields: 18

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