Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Murder Mystery Food--Apple Cider Donuts

Good Afternoon dear readers,  I promised murder mystery food would return and here you go.  The name of the book is "Sinister Sprinkles" and its by Jessica Beck.  Yes, its set in a Donut Shop in a small town.  The owner of the Donut Shop solves mysteries in her small town.  Filled with eccentric and likable characters and lots of yummy recipes which we will cook more then just the donut recipe today.  So check out the book you'll enjoy it I wont give away any secrets accept to say its a very good read.  The thing I noticed about the recipe is you definitely smell the apple cider and the cinnamon and it tastes incredible.  This could even be served for father's day so lets get to it. Here's what you'll need.

3/4 cup apple cider--I used sparkling cider by Martinelli's could not find regular apple cider
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup margarine, softened
2 eggs 
1/2 cup buttermilk
4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat apple cider in small sauce pan for about 10 minutes.  Set aside after heating up.  Proceed to cream margarine and sugar together(also add buttermilk) to mix.  Then add the eggs after beating in a tall glass with a fork.  Once the cider as cooled down pour into batter.  Next add the flour, baking powder, soda and the spices and salt.  Next blend the dry and wet together just mixing well.  Place dough on flour counter.  I used waxed paper on the counter makes for easier clean up.  Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch to 1/4 inch diameter.  Cut circles using the top of a small cup or if you have a ravioli cutter you can use that.  Fry your donuts at 370 degrees in an electric skillet until browned.  Place on paper towels and then dust with powdered sugar or do what Conor did and roll them in powdered sugar.  Serve warm with milk and read the book.

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