Since we have been making our own butter, I have acquired quite a bit of buttermilk. Sadly, I don’t have a single recipe that requires buttermilk.
However, last week I finally located a buttermilk donut recipe! Zack’s favorite food is donuts, so two for one – not a bad deal! As you can see, I do not have a donut pan, but they taste yummy nonetheless. :)
You may notice, as you read this, that these would be great in the fall with some coffee!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large egg, beaten
1 1/4 cup buttermilk (or whole)
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Penelope did great measuring out the ingredients, but I always insist on pouring the sugar – it is so messy!
I told her to make sure and level off the measuring spoons. ^ She waited until the spoon was over the bowl to do so. :)
She forgot the level off the nutmeg – now our house smells like nutmeg!
* Mix dry ingredients + wet ingredients separately.
I whisked the egg in a measuring cup, so she could pour easily. I also had to pour the buttermilk, since I had just enough for the recipe and couldn’t afford to spill it. As you can see in the photo above, even Mama doesn’t have a steady hand…
I also melted the butter in a bowl, and poured it into a measuring cup, to make it easier in her.
Grease the pan (even if you choose to use a donut pan) with spray or canola oil. I figured the oil would be easiest for P to use.
Bake at 350o for 17 minutes.
When they are done, let them cool for 5 minutes while you prepare the toppings.
Cinnamon + sugar, mixed
Shavings from a vanilla bean (We skipped this one)
Roll the donuts in the butter, and then in the sugar mixture. Sprinkle vanilla bean shavings on top.