Throughout the summer, we have spent a lot of time driving, and we have listened to books on tape in the car, the latest one being "Farmer Boy" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. There are a lot of references to good old fashioned, heart warming food throughout the story, and one that was often repeated was donuts.
My son asked if we could make donuts one afternoon, and I jumped at the opportunity to use the donut pan that has been sitting in the cupboard gathering dust! I'm sure the cake donuts we made were quite different to the ones sampled in the story - but hopefully they were every bit as delicious.
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Heat oven to 325 F.
Lightly spray a donut pan with cooking oil.
In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add butter, eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Beat until well blended. Fill each donut hole 2/3 full.
Bake 8 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
Cool. Remove from pan and dip into glaze.