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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Answering Those Doughnut Questions and Offering a Tasty Recipe

Ancient Romans have been credited for creating many food items that we enjoy today. Romans even enjoyed dough fried in oil which may have been the pre thought of the doughnut. Now we all should know what this little treat a doughnut is. The pastry that is small, fried, sweet and has a hole. Whether prepared with baking powder or yeast the doughnut is still considered a favorite of many. 

Types of doughnuts:::
  • bismarks
  • jelly doughnuts
  • raised yeast doughnuts
  • French cream puffs
Doughnuts can be filled or unfilled, plain, glazed or iced. 

Dutch immigrants brought the recipe known as oil cakes to America. These cakes were fried in oil and in the New World the recipe would be changed from using lard to fry them in to using frying oil. This change helped produce a tender grease less crust. As the recipe was transferred from place to place each little community seemed to pick up their own style of doughnuts. In addition the French immigrants were introducing their beignets to New Orleans as they settled as well. However none of these early creations were quite like the doughnut with a hole we have today

The hole in the doughnut is thought to have been created in America by a young man who thought it would help cook the dough more evenly. It was not til 1845 that would have cookbooks including the "dough-nut" using baking powder that would produce a bread like texture. 

3 cups of flour
1/3 cup of sugar
½ tablespoon of salt
¾ teaspoon of baking soda
½ tablespoon of baking powder
1 cup of buttermilk
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
2 eggs

For the Toppings:
1 cup of sugar
½ tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1 cup of powdered sugar
3 tablespoons of milk
½ cup of melted butter

In a large bowl whisk together the doughnut dry ingredients and then whisk in the wet ingredients until combined.
Once the cake pop bakery maker is warm add in 1 tablespoon of batter to each slot and cook for 3 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on a rack.
For the Toppings: Add ½ cup of sugar to a bowl and set aside. Combine ½ cup of sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl and mix and set aside. Lastly whisk the powdered sugar and milk in a separate bowl until combined and set aside.
Before tossing the doughnuts in the sugar mixture coat in the melted butter. For the icing, simply drizzle over the doughnuts or dip them in.

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  1. Useful Content. Thanks a lot for the info!

  2. You asked about the pot I used to display the flowers in. It is actually a vintage speckled enamelware pot, the lid was missing.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for letting me know that you did by leaving a comment!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  3. My mother in law has Middle Eastern background and they make a fried dough similar to this. Enjoyed reading about the background.

  4. I like the sound of these doughnuts :)

  5. I have always loved donuts, especially when they are fresh and still warm.


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