Elle Hadwen

Doughnuts are one of the easiest sweet treats to make at home.

Elle’s food blog and recipes: pumpkin pie doughnuts

My dad wanted to do something on Saturday afternoon. He mentioned earlier wanting to make doughnuts. So I had my G-ma pull out her sourdough starter and get it ready to be made into dough. The plan was for me to make the dough and then my brother fry them, but unfortunately for me, he was sleeping. I don’t like to mess with hot oil but I found a way to not burn myself.

½ cup of sourdough starter
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 egg
2 cups flour
½ cup sugar
¼ pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp salt
⅓ cup buttermilk


Get a deep pan, big enough to hold oil. Heat the oil to 360 degrees.
In one bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
In another bowl, mix the starter, oil, buttermilk, and egg. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients.
Knead until the dough comes together. If it looks dry, just keep kneading; it’ll all come together.
On a floured surface, roll the dough to about ¼ -½ inches thick. Cut doughnut shapes, or you can do what I did and just take small pieces of the dough and roll them in your hands to make a ball shape. Then place in hot oil and fry until golden. Take out and place on a plate that has paper towels.
Once cooled, roll in sugar that also has pumpkin pie spice in it.


Notes: You can substitute your favorite spice into the dough; the original recipe called for cinnamon.

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