Thursday, 10 April 2008
Baking Powder Doughnuts
A teatime treat or something to go with the morning coffee - doughnuts hit the spot. Working in Harare I would always arrive at work very early - often long before anyone else. I made a point of stopping at the local bakery - usually 'Bakers Inn' and picking up a doughnut to have with my coffee which I made before doing anything else! Somehow doughnuts have that wonderful comforting effect on me. Coffee and doughnut downed i was ready to start the day! This is an easy recipe and goes a long way. Don't re-roll the centres of the doughnuts but fry them - decorate or roll in sugar and serve separately. 4 1/2 cups Sifted flour 3 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder 1 teaspoon Salt 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon 3 Eggs 1 teaspoon Vanilla 3/4 cup White sugar 3 tablespoons Softened butter or margarine 3/4 cup Milk Beat eggs and sugar. Sift flour, salt, spice and baking powder. Add vanilla, melted butter or margarine, milk and dry ingredients to egg and sugar mixture. Make a soft dough and roll to 1/3 inch thick. Cut as for doughnuts using a cutter or a glass - with a smaller cutter for the centres and drop into hot oil (375 degrees). Fry until golden brown. Serve plain or roll in confectioners sugar or ice with vanilla or chocolate icing.