Do you have this book? If not, you should go buy it right now. I even gave you a link so you don’t even have to spend hours searching for it, and it’s under $20…even less for the Kindle. Anyway, yesterday morning was everything a Sunday morning should be. There was music, coffee, and doughnuts! Not just any doughnuts, but homemade buttermilk doughnuts recipe courtesy of Baked Explorations.
I’ve never made doughnuts before. In fact, I was actually surprised as they fried in the oil that they looked like doughnuts…and then they tasted like doughnuts. I really don’t know what was so intimidating about them before. We even had all of the ingredients on hand. They were so easy to make…maybe too easy which is why the leftovers had to be taken off to work with DB this morning, so as to prevent me from looking like the former Mrs. Draper from last night’s episode of Mad Men.
This is a great recipe. It’s easy, you probably have everything on hand. If you don’t have buttermilk you can either make it or buy it and freeze what you don’t use. It’s also so basic that you could adapt it to your tastes. The doughnuts were great with the Meyer Lemon curd, but I think they’d be even better with the addition of some lemon zest to the batter. Or, as DB suggested, adding apples and a bit more cinnamon for an apple fritter type confection. I don’t think you can really go wrong.