Wednesday, November 4

Autumn Apple Cider Doughnut Recipe

In a bowl, mix together one cup sugar,
two eggs,
three and a half cups flour (I used a mix of half hard red and half hard white and they tasted great!), two teaspoons baking powder, one teaspoon baking soda,
one teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. nutmeg, one teaspoon salt,
one half cup buttermilk and a quarter cup apple cider...
Pour the batter/dough onto a generously floured piece of parchment paper. Generously flour the top. This dough is very loose, but we don't want to mix any more flour into the dough. Just cover it.
Now pat it out with your hand until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Flour more, if necessary.
Slide the parchment paper onto a cookie sheet and stick the patted out dough into the freezer for a half hour. This helps it firm up and makes it much easier to handle.
This is my doughnut cutter. You could alternately use a biscuit cutter or drinking glass. Just be sure to cut out little center holes. These cost about a dollar at antique centers.
Cut out your donuts and fry in veggie oil at 350 degrees until just golden, then carefully turn. Fry your doughnut holes the same way.
Set them on paper towels to cool. Dip in a cinnamon/sugar mixture OR.... mix together in a tiny saucepan 1/4 cup cider and sugar to taste and a bit of vanilla. When the sugar is dissolved and the glaze has cooled, dunk in your doughnut and have a little party in your mouth!
And yes, my donuts are notoriously good and notoriously misshapen. :)


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Kristi_runwatch said...

sounds delicious! thanks for sharing this recipe!

Diane said...

Mis-shapen is ok, I know your treats are super yummy. :O)

Regan said...

That is so strange! I was just reading your doughnut recipe when I got your comment. I am a faithful reader of your blog and love it so much! You are an encouragement to my soul! I don't know how you do it. I can't menu plan to save my life. I can be so grouchy, and you just seem so not grouchy! Be encouraged that the Lord is using you 'round the globe, as evidenced by your who-reads-my-blog map!

Tesa said...

They look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe--I cannot wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

Are those your every day dishes? Do you have other pieces to it? I have the same set - two sets exactly. Currier & Ives. I bought two complete sets still in the original boxes for $20!!! Now I'd love to find the teapot that goes along - have you seen it? I love the shape of it. I've picked up various other pieces to go along such as platters, etc.

The donuts look yummy! Thanks for sharing.


mandi said...


i am astounded by the size of that sunflower! i am just imagining it in all its splendor- i bet it was really beautiful.

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

looks really home made and yummy.

Ways of Zion said...

oh oh oh~! we realy must make these today! or drive to the local apple press farm and pick some up! oh! all my "must eat good" thoughts have vanished for today!

Anonymous said...

Those look sooo good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

GiGi said...

OOHHH Yummy!!

Emily said...

Yum! Looks just fantastic! :-) I'll have to try it, I usually just buy them from a country apple store.

Unknown said...

I was saying to my boys the other day that (gasp) we could make our own dooughnuts at home (as opposed to going to Dunk. Don.). The following day I saw your post about these delicious doughnuts. We just made them this morning. In fact, I had to write and say thank you for the recipe while the last batch is still hot. They are fabulous. This was my first time making doughnuts and it was pretty easy once I realized that I needed to put the dough back in the freezer in between batches. I only had a small apple shape cutter for the holes and it was a nice but also mis-shapen touch :) !!!

I always appreciate and enjoy visiting your blog! Enjoy your day!

MAC said...

Thankfully shape doesn't effect taste! I'm not knocking you - we obviously attended the same doughnut making school!