This was one of motherís (Mrs. Ida Meaux) recipes.My two boys, Mark and Chris


Loved them so much as they were growing up they re-named them MAW-MAW/


PAW-PAW DOUGHNUTS, for the simple reason when they were hungry for


Some, they called and MAW-MAW made them and PAW-PAW brought


Them over for them to enjoy. (Which they always did.)



4 Cups Flour

2/3 Teaspoon Salt

3 Teaspoons Baking Powder

ĺ Cup Sugar

1 Teaspoon Grated Nutmeg

1 Egg

2 Tablespoon Melted Shortening

About 1 Cup of Milk

Powdered Sugar (We always used granulated sugar instead.)



Sift together all dry ingredients.Beat egg until light and use with the melted

Shortening and milk to form a light dough.Turn onto a floured board.Roll half-inch thick, cut with doughnut cutter or cut in long strips about 2 inches wide and divide strips into individual parts. Slit them in center through and through about 3 or 4 times.


Drop gently into hot grease.As soon as the doughnuts rise to the top, turn them over, turning again 2 or 3 times during the cooking process.


Cook about 3 minutes, until golden brown.Drain on paper towels and dust with powdered or granulated sugar.


Doris John