Throwback Thursday: Tea Doughnuts

Okay, so I am a day off. My entire summer has been one long Sunday and now that I am trying to adjust to having to pay attention to the days of the week I am never quite sure what day it is.

These are one of my favorite weekend treats. Though we only make them once or twice a year they bring me back home each and every time we make them. My mom used to make these for a treat when we were little. I can see the kitchen in my mind. Smell the warming grease to cook the doughnuts and see the big blue can of Crisco sitting on the counter. My mother standing at the stove and trying to keep us from breaking the “tails” off the doughnuts before they are ready to eat.

This recipe was first on my blog two years ago, Tea Doughnuts (click for link to original post). I love looking at the picture of the recipe card in my mother’s handwriting hoping that one day my children are sharing with their children these recipes and the memories they bring with each dish.

Tea Doughnuts

  • Servings: 30-32
  • Difficulty: easy
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Delicious fried doughnut holes.


  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • cinnamon & nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 can Crisco for cooking doughnuts in (we have ALWAYS used canned Crisco for this recipe)
  • cinnamon and sugar for rolling finished doughnuts in


  1. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan allow Crisco to melt and heat to about 375 degrees.
  2. While Crisco is melting and warming mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined. ย Add cinnamon and nutmeg to your taste.
  3. Once oil has heated drop rounded tablespoons of dough into the oil. Allow to cook on each side until browned. Remove from oil once well browned. Place doughnuts on paper towels to absorb excess grease.
  4. Roll doughnuts in cinnamon and sugar while warm and immediately. Can be kept for a day or so but are best fresh.



8 Comments Add yours

  1. These sound very nice, Marcia. I love that this is your Mom’s recipe.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. The recipe cards mean so much to me.


  2. mistimaan says:

    Looks yummy

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    1. koolaidmoms says:


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  3. Erika Kind says:

    Oh, yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹And the print function works again ๐Ÿ‘

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yeah!!! Thank you.

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  4. Yes time to remember what day it is haha! These look so yummy


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