Re-creating Brigham Young's Buttermilk Doughnuts


Photograph from Patrick Beeson on Flickr

Brigham Young, leader of the Mormon movement, liked a good hot doughnut in the morning, according to the Mormon Times. "I think that the doughnuts would have been the 'wipe-it-up' at the end," said Brock Cheney, a living history enthusiast and blogger behind Mormon Pioneer Foodways, who added that Young would put away two or three courses at breakfast alone.

Cheney found a recipe for "Brigham Young's Buttermilk Doughnuts" but it was printed in 1967, almost a century after Young's death. The modernized version involves baking soda instead of the old-school "soda and buttermilk method," and lots of nutmeg. "If it was a modern recipe it would probably be cinnamon. [via Coldmud]

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