Cowboy and Ranch Recipes

Bear Signs (Old Fashioned Donuts)

Bear Signs is an old-fashioned cowboy recipe.

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  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs. beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In the first bowl, mix buttermilk, eggs, sugar and melted butter until well blended.
  2. In a second bowl, combine the baking powder, salt, cinnamon and flour.
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the first bowl, stirring them together. This mix should be stiff enough to hold a spoon upright; if not, mix in more flour.
  4. Knead together lightly for a minute or so, then turn out onto a floured board or countertop.
  5. Use a rolling pin, empty bottle or the heel of your hand to roll out to about one finger-width high (1/4 inch).
  6. Cut circles out with a small glass and set aside for about 5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, pour 1 inch of oil in a large skillet and heat to 375 degrees F. It's hot enough when a bread cube browns in about 1 minute.
  8. Slide the circles into the frying pan and brown one side.
  9. Turn over and brown the other.
  10. Set out to drain on a plate covered with paper towels.
  11. Cover with powdered sugar and eat warm.


Posted by Elaine at Recipe Goldmine 2004/1/9 15:21.
Source: Rick Chris

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