I couldn't wait to make these doughnuts-more properly known as Farm Stand Buttermilk Doughnuts Three Ways. Whew, that is a mouthful-but so are these. I have become addicted to homemade doughnuts-especially these and especially the cinnamon sugar version of these. There was something so comforting and so , well old fashioned , about rolling this dough and then pressing out the doughnut shapes.
I reached my doughnut zen moment while making these. It was a quiet Friday morning, J was at school teaching his class and I had the house to myself. The early morning grey skies and drizzle had cleared and a little bit of actual sunshine was peaking over the backyard garage roof right into my little kitchen window. As I mixed the batter I could watch the little sparrows and finches flitting around the backyard.
In that moment I felt such contentment and gratitude for my life and I understood the meaning of comfort food. Not only is there comfort in eating it but also comfort in making it.
Of course my little rose colored glasses blocked out all the dirty pots and pans piling up from making the 3 different dipping bowls but something so sweet and delicious doesn't come without effort. This is actually a fairly simple recipe -don't be fooled by it's length and ingredient list. If you want something quick and delicious make these and just make the cinnamon sugar to roll them in-it was my favorite.
It reminded me of being 10 years old again when mom would make toast in the morning and sprinkle her cinnamon sugar mix over it-yum. Cinnamon sugar always puts me in that chair in my mother's kitchen if just for a moment.
I do feel compelled to warn you though, eating these out of the frying pan, rolled in cinnamon sugar-crack doughnuts-highly addictive, highly habit forming and don't even remind me about the time needed on the treadmill. But again, so worth it. Head over to Baked Sunday Mornings and see how everyone else did with these, you will also find the recipe there. And think about baking along with us. Get the book and get Baked.