Combine flour baking soda; baking powder; salt cinnamon and allspice into a bowl. In another bowl combine sugar; eggs and melted butter. Whisk mixture to finish combining. Says he has 1 cup milk. Adds 1/3 cup of the milk and l cup flour mixture to bowl containing the sugar and eggs. Adds remaining flour mixture alternately with the remaining 2/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup at a time. Combine mixture well and chill for l hour.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface adding just enough flour to form a soft dough. Halve the dough and refrigerate one half while preparing the first batch of doughnuts. Roll dough l/3 inch thick and with a floured doughnut cutter, cut out rounds.
Have 3 inches. oil heated to 365 degrees. Add doughnuts to heated oil along with the holes, 2-3 at a time. until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Roll doughnuts and holes in vanilla sugar.
Recipe Courtesy of David Rosengarten