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It had been years since the last time I had made donuts. Now, mind you, I’ve eaten my fair share but I hadn’t made any. Well, when struck with a massive craving, I had no choice but to act on it.

When it was time for breakfast, the donuts joined forces with some fabulous strawberries from the farmer’s market. This was the result.


Old Fashioned Cake Donuts with Strawberries

1 cup wheat flour
2 1/4 cups white four
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2/3 cup sour milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Oil for deep frying

In a large mixing bowl, combine the wheat flour, 1 1/4 cups of the white flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and 1/4 tsp salt.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine milk and melted butter.
In another large bowl, combine eggs, sugar and vanilla. Beat with an electrics mixer until thick. Alternate adding the dry mixture and the milk mixture to the eggs. Stir in remaining 1 cup flour. Cover dough and chill for 2 hours.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut dough into your desired donut-type shape.

Fry donuts a few at a time until golden. Eat donuts. Repeat until there are no more donuts.

For the Strawberry topping:

Mash up the best strawberries that you can find. For two people, I used about 1/2 pint. You’ll know you’ve got good berries if you find you can’t wait to eat them before you get home. If they’re really good you won’t even need to add sugar to the berry mash.

Dust with powdered sugar.