Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mini Cinnamon Doughnuts

Yesterday morning, I woke up feeling tired, lonely and not at all like working. Then I saw the tiniest hint of a snowflake outside my window and jumped out of bed wanting to scream with joy, and the rest of my day was made. I really love snow. I may be 22 years old on paper, but as soon as it starts to snow I just want to take my shoes off and run around the block barefoot and half-naked, just as I did when I was six. Seeing the snow fall makes me feel truly happy, which I know is weird. But then again, I did grow up way up north...


Snow and winter calls for warm and comforting food. And what better "food" is there than cinnamon doughnuts?

Mini Cinnamon Dougnuts, adapted from Sju sorters kakor


1 egg
100 ml sugar
100 ml milk
2 TB butter
500 ml flour
1,5 tsp baking powder

Oil for frying

Sugar and cinnamon

Whisk egg and sugar until white and fluffy. Add the milk.
Melt the butter and stir into batter, then add most of the flour and baking powder.
Knead the dough until smooth and pliable, then roll the dough out half a centimeter thick and start cutting little circlets out -- I used a shots glass.

Heat the oil in a saucepan until 180 C/350 F, or just wait until it looks ready like I do, and risk getting unfried doughnuts. Make sure not to fry too many at a time, or the pan will cool off too quickly. Fry until golden on both sides, then let drip off on a piece of kitchen towel paper then cover in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
Repeat until done.
Enjoy with coffee.