Saturday, May 15, 2010

I really think that Baked Doughnut pan was one of the best gifts I've ever received. (See Sunday's Mother's Day post.) My older son was off school yesterday, so we made the first batch, using the recipe on the product sleeve. Josh said it was so good that he lay back on the floor sighing with pleasure. Then his brother came running to make sure his favorite person was ok. That's chocolate at the corner of J's mouth - I've been reading too many teen mysteries lately and wanted to make sure you all knew it was a happy photo!

We added melted chocolate chips and coconut to some of them, but these are really good plain. Remember they are baked - so I justified eating a couple...Josh and I want to experiment with flavors. This is our test Saturday Sample post we are planning on running all summer. He wants to make his own cookbook this summer with recipes and decorate it. Sounds like fun to me!

Cake Donuts
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325F. Spray donut pan with cooking oil. In bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt.  Add butter, eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Beat until well blended. (I used a fork and a whisk.) Fill each Donut space 2/3 full.  Bake 8 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.  Cool.  Remove from pan and dip into glaze.  (I didn't do that.)

Makes only 9 donuts, though, so you may want to double this one. However, the pan has space for only 6 so how long do you want to be working on this?

I'm in a mystery dinner at work tonight, for the library's Relay for Life Team. I hate being in these things, but we were a female short and I have only 5 lines. Which I still haven't memorized. I am a romance novelist in the play, and will likely carry a notebook for 'inspiration' and put my script in there...

Soon I am going to be starting a Vintage Arts and Crafts blog and have been gathering projects and information. Just out of curiosity, what crafts did you do in decades past? Macrame? Sequin or String Art? Post in the comments if you will to help me!


ernestine said...

macrame, filet crochet (I've published some original patterns for this), milk-filter dolls, bargello needlepoint. . .

Rochelle R. said...

Wow those look really good! I bought that pan for my husband a couple of years ago and he never used it. I showed him your photo so maybe he will be inspired.
Has far as crafts go, the flower loom raffia flowers were really popular and also decoupage on plaques. Wish I still had my loom they are pricey now.