Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oscar Doughnuts 2013

Sometimes I am not sure How family traditions get started?, but one of ours is making Doughnuts for Oscar night.  Oscar night always falls on the last night of winter vacation.  It is a good midwinter thing to do.  I will include the recipe at the end of this.  It is the same one my mom used when we were kids and the Boy Scouts use it as well.   It is simple. We heat the oil on the wood cook stove. We have found that thinner cut doughnuts cook through more consistently than thick cut doughnuts. In past years  we have always used paper bags to shake the doughnuts in to get them sugar coated.  This year at the last minute we could not locate the bags - so we put the sugar in bowls and it worked out just fine. Kids are to old to enjoy the paper bag shaking anyway- but they still love the doughnuts. 

Chestnut Hill Doughnuts
2cups Bisquick
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
     1 egg
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp. of nutmeg
Heat Fat to 375 degrees
Mix dough until well blended, knead 10-12 times roll out 3/8 inch cut with floured cutter.
Makes 12 doughnuts and holes.
When ready to fry put in fat and turn over-when floating on the surface and browned nicely. If your fat is to hot - your doughnuts will burn and your fat can catch fire . . .Be careful and do not wear nice clothes.  Lots of newspaper is helpful.

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