It’s finally here….October! It’s fall and it’s my favorite time of year. In truth, I am just a cooler, cold weather person. I love the briskness and the scent of clean air. Not to mention I have always liked winter recipes much more than summer recipes. Let’s face it, comfort food is at it’s best in cooler months.
The past few days in Maryland have been beautiful. Nice cool breeze, sunshine, and a hint of what fall will bring. This weather always puts me in the mood to cook. So far this week I have made cornbread, fresh lima bean soup, shrimp tacos with a chipotle slaw and I just made some awesome apple cider doughnuts.
I can not take credit for the recipe but I am here to tell you, it’s one of the best doughnut recipes I have ever tried. The doughnut is tender and cake like. Hints of cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg add to the warmth of this doughnut. The apple cider is boiled down into a thick syrup and added to the batter. Once they are done they are rolled into a sugar concoction that screams fall. I ask you….is there anything better than a warm doughnut???? I think not, especially with a good cup of coffee.
It’s a bonus that this doughnut is baked, not that there is anything wrong with a fried doughnut. I like that I don’t have to fool with hot oil. Honestly I can’t see the difference between baked and fried. It must be that this doughnut recipe is that good. In fact, our dog “Toby”, won’t let my husband get a bite because he likes them too….haha!
If your looking for a good recipe this is the one. You can find it at …. cakewhiz.com/baked-apple-cider-donuts/.
Til next time,