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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Who doesn't love a doughnut? When you say the word you either get visions of that Krispy Creme "Hot Glaze Doughnut" sign or Homer Simpson drooling over one while pretending to be at work.
There are may versions and ways to make doughnuts at home but the following from Eating Out Loud is one of my favorites:

2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 1/2 Tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups buttermilk
4-5 cups flour


Beat eggs with sugar.
Add butter, baking powder, nutmeg, baking soda, buttermilk. Mix thoroughly.
Slowly add 4-5 cups of flour until well combined until it becomes somewhat stiff.
Chill the dough in the refrigerator for a few hours. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until 1/2 inch thick.
Cut out the doughnut shapes using an empty can and the end of a wooden spoon for the holes. Fry them in 375 degree oil until golden brown.
The recipe makes 3 dozen doughnuts, so you may want to cut it in half so you don't go into a diabetic coma.

You can eat them plain, add powdered sugar, add cinnamon and sugar. Or as Eating Out Loud suggests, a nice glaze:

SIMPLE GLAZE:1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 T milk

They divided the glaze into four bowls and then added
1 T raspberry preserves in one
1 T blueberry jam in another
Maple flavoring in the third
Generous amount of freshly ground cinnamon in the fourth bowl

*Each bowl will only glaze about 2 doughnuts, but it was done to try out the different flavors

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Written by Lovely

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