2 Eggs, beaten
3/4 c Granulated sugar
1 tb Melted butter
2 1/2 c All-purpose flour
2 1/2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
1 c Dates, chopped
1 c Milk
1 ts Lemon extract
Vegetable oil or shortening for deep-frying
In a bowl, combine beaten eggs, sugar and melted butter; beat well.
In another bowl, combine flour with baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Fold in dates.
Add dry ingredients to egg mixture alternately with milk and lemon extract. Heat oil in deep-fat fryer to 375 deg F.
Drop batter by tablespoonful's, 2 or 3 at a time, into hot oil and fry until crisp and brown, about 3 minutes frying time, turning once.
Drain on paper towels.
Recipe yields: 3 to 4 dozen doughnuts
Recipe source: A Taste of Quebec by Julian Armstrong