Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mark and I spent the day yesterday at a local farm with our friends' and their kids. We were the only ones without children but we were kids at heart...we went on a hayride, picked local apples, and ate some homemade delicious APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS.

Oh. My. Gawd. Were those ever good! They were freshly made, still hot, crispy on the outside, soft and lush on the inside sprinkled with just the right amount of cinnamon sugar.

We wound up buying more to appease our sweet tooth.

After googling, I found a recipe and am anxious to try them. For now, I will use my freshly picked apples for homemade Apple Crisp.

Here's the recipe for the doughnuts, if you try em, let me know how you like em (and invite us over!)

Apple Cider Doughnuts

1 cup Apple cider
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Solid vegetable shortening
2 large Eggs
1/2 cup Buttermilk
3 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp.Baking soda
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
Vegetable oil or shortening -for frying

1 cup cinnamon-sugar mixed

Boil apple cider in small saucepan until it is reduced to 1/4 cup, 8 to 10 minutes; cool. Beat sugar with shortening until smooth. Add eggs and mix well, then add buttermilk and reduced cider. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in another bowl. Add to liquid ingredients; mix just enough to combine. Transfer dough to lightly floured board and pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2- to 3-inch doughnut cutter; reserve doughnut holes and reroll and cut scraps. Add enough oil or shortening to fill a deep pan 3 inches; heat to 375'F. Fry several doughnuts at a time, turning once or twice, until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove to paper towels with slotted spoon. While still warm, shake a few at a time in a paper bag containing cinnamon sugar. Cool on a rack.

Thanks for stopping bye! Mmmm Dougnuts...

1 comment:

Finesse said...

I really look forward to seeing Mr Big during your road trips. Where's the pictures?