Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Oh the Controversy!

There are many arguments in this corrupt world of ours. One off the top of my head? Donut or doughnut? Well Google says both are correct...but that just can't be! How can one word have two spellings? Is one American and one Canadian? Apparently both are used in the states, with "donut" being a variation of a "doughnut." But right now my spell-checker is telling me that donut isn't a word..well what the garbage? This makes no sense. My whole post will be confusing now. From this sentence on, I will use the word donut...feel free to mentally replace it with doughnut if you so prefer.

October 17.

Hmm what happened on October 17th?

Well, October 17th is the 290th day of the year.

Rick Mercer was born on October 17th.

Aaaaand, my Grandpa was born on October 17th.

Now my Grandpa is just wonderful...let me tell you! Since I wasn't able to make it to Winnipeg to see him on his birthday, this is my version of a birthday hug. So Happy (late) Birthday, to the best Grandpa ever! :)
Now for years my mom has followed tradition and made my grandpa donuts for his birthday. This year, I had the privilege of helping in the process!

Let me give you fair warning to ensure you don't get to excited here: I am no donut expert...but for a first attempt I'd say I succeeded.

Cake Donuts/Doughnuts (take your pick)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon melted margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
*Heat oil in an electric skillet...or however ya wanna do it
*Combine all ingredients
*flour surface (with lots of flour!) and roll out dough approximately 1/4 inch thick
*cut out with your handy-dandy donut cutter..or a regular circle cutter with a hole in the middle
*slowly drop a few donuts, one at a time, into the hot oil
*Once you can see the one side  browning, flip them over and brown the other side
*remove the donuts from the oil and place on paper towel to cool
*This can also be done with the donut holes to make "timbits"

These donuts are delicious as is or coated in some extra goodness. Such as icing sugar, or cinnamon and sugar.

This recipe, like many of my favourites, is from my great-grandma...she must have been one heck of a baker!

Well, thanks for tuning in again.

Drop in again shortly to see my Halloween cupcakes!

Toodles, Happy Halloween,

Ps. Donut or Doughnut?!

1 comment:

  1. Sydney - one of your biggest fans, AKA Grandpa, says THANKS A Million! You are right, your mom has spoiled me with homemade cake doughnuts on my birthday for many years and I can say without a doubt, yours were equally delicious. And a special thanks to your mom for encouraging you to make some of the old fashioned food. XOXO