It all started when my daddy handed over a box of old cookbooks that belonged to my mama.
This is the first one I picked up.
This sucker is old and well loved. It was a gift to my great-grandmother (Kate…my namesake) from my grandmother (Dorothy Jo).
When I first found it, I dropped to my knees and carefully turned each page and read every word.
There are a lot of real gems in here…let me tell you. Things your arteries will hate you for, but your taste buds will worship you for. You know, like…doughnut snow balls.
I have to be honest. I tried to healthy this recipe up a bit on my first go-around, but…um, well…you probably need to just fry these little snow balls.
Baking them was fine. Frying was exceptional. Just forget about your cholesterol for two dang seconds. Heck, my grandparents all lived into their late eighties/nineties (my nonnie is still kicking it at ninety-one) – and this is how they ate every stinking day.
So just relax and pull out the deep fat. I promise you can put it away after this and we’ll have salads tomorrow.
What could be more patriotic than fried things with ice cream?
Doughnut Snowball Jars
- 2 eggs
- 1 C milk
- 1/4 C sugar
- 1 1/2 t salt
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 T butter (or crisco, if you so happen to have it on hand)
- 3 C flour
- 3 T baking powder
- about 1 1/2 C vegetable or canola oil
- 2 scoops of ice cream
- mint for garnish
Mix the eggs, sugar, and butter until smooth. Add the vanilla, milk, flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix until combined.
In the meantime, heat the oil in a smallish saucepan. When it’s hot, drop 2-3 spoonfuls of dough in the oil and fry for about 2 minutes, flipping half-way through. Repeat with remaining dough.
Layer the berries, snowballs, and ice cream in a jar and have a lovely fourth of July!