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Pumpkin Doughnuts

I love autumn !!! One of the reason is pumpkin doughnuts !! Those spices , always makes me feel like home sweet home , cozy , comfort . During fall , we usually go apple picking , and we buy pumpkins too . This one apple orchard back in Indiana has the yummiest pumpkin and apple doughnuts . But they’re very overpriced , yet we still bought it everytime we went there . Now , down south , there is no apple orchard , or at least we would have to drive a little bit north to go apple picking .

Anyway , it’s only been a week since fall started and i love fall baking , fall cooking . Suddenly i thought about their pumpkin doughnuts , and i ended up making them . The only thing is because the dough was so sticky , i ended up making doughnut holes .. or more like balls , cos it’s huge LOL .. still they’re super yummy !!! I don’t even care about the glaze , i just rolled them on a sugar cinnamon mixture .

Direction : 

Mix these dry ingredients :

  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Set aside . Then in a large bowl , using your mixer , mix :
3 tbsp. of butter , room temperature
1 cup of sugar
1 large egg
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup of buttermilk plus 1 tbsp.
1 cup of pumpkin puree
Once all of them mixed , fold in the dry ingredients using spatula , don’t overwork the dough . Once it’s done , chill for at least 3 hours if you want to cut them into doughnut shapes . Or else , just drop them by spoonful into very hot oil , cook for about 3-4 minutes , watch they might burn quickly if your oil is too hot .
Updates : 
After letting the dough sit in the fridge overnight , i finally was able to shape them into the real doughnut shape . Just sprinkle some flour on the board , and also on your hand , i didn’t use a rolling pin , but i just flatten it up with my palm and cut the middle with a knife , and there it is your doughnuts .

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