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Old Fashioned Doughnuts

I live in what feels like the heart of apple country. We are surrounded by fantastic apple orchards. My husband (who seems to live out the "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" adage) and I head out to a farm stand/apple orchard every few weeks to stock up on yummy apples. This farm stand also sells Old Fashioned doughnuts and Apple Cider Doughnuts.

One day while wandering around the farm stand the smell of freshly made doughnuts almost did me in! I headed home determined to make a great batch of gluten-free doughnuts. Well, the perfect Old Fashioned doughnut alluded me! I kept trying. And I kept producing doughnut that were either heavy or bland or, worse yet, heavy AND bland.

Then one day, while making buttermilk pancakes, I thought, "What would happen if I used buttermilk in my doughnut recipe?" Well, it made all the difference in the world. The doughnuts were moist and tender. Perfect really!

As soon as they come out of the fryer, roll them in cinnamon sugar. Heaven! I really believe that little tastes as wonderful as a freshly made doughnut.

Now, I will be honest with you, the next day these doughnuts aren't as ethereal. I've found that popping them into the microwave for 10 seconds bring them right back. Although, they really are still delicious cold! . . . (to read the remainder of this article, please log in below.)

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