To make sponge: Put 1/2 cake yeast in pint of warm water. Add tablespoon of sugar and add enough flour to make it like bread sponge. Let raise until light.
To Make Doughnuts: Combine sponge, melted lard, eggs, milk, sugar, salt, nutmeg, and flour to make a stiff dough. Let raise until light. Roll dough and cut with doughnut cutter. Let raise a second time to double in size. Deep fat fry doughnut rings. Roll doughnuts in powdered sugar or frost them.
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