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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

Cravings of pumpkin, sugar and spice swarm my mind while my hands splurge as they reach for my little black book full of chicken scratch and creative cravings. The book opens... exposed is a recipe that has been long waiting to be tested. It catches my eye like a long lost memory. This sweet little doughnut recipe is more then sinful, especially when combined with flavors of orange and candied ginger. Enjoy!


Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of all-spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
zest of 1 medium orange (optional)
2 tablespoon candied ginger, chopped (optional)
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
canola oil for frying

Sugar spice

1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg

In a medium saucepan, pour an 2 inch layer of oil in pan for frying. Heat oil on medium heat. If frying isn't your thing, baking works just as well. See notes below.

Make the Sugar Spice by combining sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.

In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt. Set aside. In a medium bowl stir together brown sugar, pumpkin, eggs, orange zest, ginger and milk. Add flour mixture and stir until well combined. Batter will be sticky and elastic. Using a soup spoon, drop spoon sized balls into hot oil. Fry doughnuts on both side until golden brown. Remove from oil and toss in sugar spice. Serve warm with a glass of milk.

Notes:
If baking doughnuts, preheat oven to 350. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside. Drop dough into sugar spice to coat. Place doughnuts on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

2 comments:

bushchazz said...

I have been craving pumpkin lately and was thinking of making pumpkin gooey cake, but I think these doughnuts sound way better. Can't wait to try them out! Love the 50's apron by the way, so cute!

JoeTacoma said...

Will you FedEx me a half dozen of these? ;-)