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Friday, February 18, 2011

Things are Crazy in Wisconsin

  That is how it seems as I sit at the computer this morning.  The Governors got his hands full in Madison, teachers, state workers and unions are up in arms. The weather is more May like than February and I have a terrible case of spring fever.  Now, most of these things I can do nothing about. The governmental issue we all have opinions on, will that matter. I do hope so but one can just wait and see what happens at this point.   The weather, I am totally enjoying but am sure in a day or two will make a drastic change. With all this said the only thing I can do is take care of this spring fever. So I am not sure if you feed a cold and starve a fever soo  I am going to feed this Spring Fever.
  What I craved most this morning was a doughnut. Not one of those over glazed fried things from the local grocery or Kwik Trip but a nice cinnamon and swugar baked cake doughnut. So, off I went in the search for a recipe and came up with this one.
I found it on http://www.howtoeatacupcake.net/
Baked Doughnuts

Makes 6 regular sized or 12 mini doughnuts

1 cup (4 ounces) Round Table Unbleached Pastry Flour or 7/8 cup (4 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons dried buttermilk powder (or use 2 tablespoons buttermilk or yogurt in place of the 2 tablespoons water)
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water

Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, oil and water (or buttermilk or yogurt) until foamy.
Pour the liquid ingredients all at once into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
Butter or grease the doughnut pan; non-stick pan spray works well here. Note: even though the pan is non-stick, since the doughnuts are low-fat they may stick unless you grease the pan first. Fill each doughnut form half full. (I used a pastry bag and piped one circle of batter into each cup.)

Bake the doughnuts in a preheated 375°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. (My mini doughnuts baked for about 7 minutes.) When done, they'll spring back when touched lightly, and will be quite brown on the top. (Mine were barely browned on top.)

Remove the doughnuts from the oven, remove them from the pan, and allow them to cool on rack. Glaze with icing, or coat with cinnamon-sugar (1/2 cup sugar + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon) or any non-melting sugar.

Printable recipe can be found on this page: Baked Doughnuts: King Arthur Flour





So with the doughnuts in the oven I am off to finish some editing on the Etsy shop and get some hat orders packaged for morning mail.
 I will put on another pot of coffee and open up a few windows to enjoy todays weather.

2 comments:

preschool activities said...

homemade donuts?!? They sound yummy! Thanks for the recipe and I'm visiting from Mom Loop.

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