Sour Cream and Buttermilk Doughnuts

This little clipping features a wonderful name – Wrangofske. I could not resist a little research to see if I could find out who Mrs Paul Wrangofske was. As it turns out, she has her own wonderful name: Hedwig. It seems she went by her nickname, Hattie. There wasn’t a whole lot about her, except that she was was born Hedwig Fenske in about 1903. Paul was born in 1883 so there was quite a May/December romance going there. They had two children from what I can determine. This is the unfortunate reality of genealogical research into women – women for a long time became part of the husband’s identity, and sometimes lost their own in the process.

Coincidentally, this recipe has lost its buttermilk. The ingredients do not include buttermilk at all. Quite confusing.

Sour Cream & Buttermilk Doughnuts

1 1/2 cup sugar

3 eggs

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 cups sifted flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients together, roll out about 1/4 inch in thickness on floured board and cut with doughnut cutter. Then fry in hot lard.

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