When’s the last time you had doughnuts? Let us take a guess, this morning! If not this morning, you’re probably thinking of having them over coffee before or at work sometime this week. The way these round-shaped edibles melt in the mouth make for a wonderful treat. So, we’ve got an idea for you: try this spiced doughnut recipe.
Doughnuts can be traced to the Dutch. They brought these sugary dough-made edibles to New York when they settled. You can now find them in almost every coffee shop and the recipe has changed over time, encouraging experimentation. The zesty spiced doughnut recipe can also be topped with raisin or whatever works for you.
The spiced doughnut will leave your mouth exploding with flavours and leave you wanting more. What spices work for you? Add that and experiment. The recipe is quick and simple so don’t worry about spending so much time in the kitchen. These doughnuts are also a wonderful treat even though we can’t really box them in the dessert section. But you know what, you can place them in a box and surprise your friend!
140 ml of milk
1 tablespoon of baking powder
500 g plain flour
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of nutmeg
1 tablespoon of ground ginger
90 g caster sugar
90 g soft butter
- Sift the flour, the spices and add salt and baking powder in a bowl. Rub in the butter and sugar and mix.
- Beat the eggs and milk together.
- Make a well in flour mixture, then and pour in the egg mixture. Mix together to form a soft dough.
- Roll out dough on a well-floured surface to about 1cm (1/2 in) thick and cut to shape of choice.
- Fry in hot oil (at approximately 180 degrees C) for 30 seconds, turn over and cook for a further 30 seconds until golden brown.
- Drain on kitchen paper until cool. Roll in sugar or decorate with icing as desired.
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