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.


Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

I can't eat the donuts with my food allergies, but I found the photo of your snowy trees instantly calming. Lovely. :)

juliette c. said...

Ops maybe it is to late for tasting one of these superdonut...

angelica said...

Sally: That's too bad. I guess you'll just have to enjoy the thought of them, then. ;)

Juliette: It's never too late for doughnuts!

Michelle said...

It looks so beautiful with all that snow! I think there are some days when we should all run around barefoot and half naked - it would probably do most of the world some good to do something like that with reckless abandon!! These doughnuts look so cute and perfect for a winter morning!

Tartelette said...

No snow here but I am sure to feel like a kid if I make these! There is always a way to squeeze a donut in the schedule!!
Thank you for your very kind words earlier. It means the world to me and is very humbling at the same time.