(from the bookshelf) – beds, books and donuts


While under the weather, sick in bed for three weeks (that is almost the whole month of April ) … there was definitely time to read a lot in bed.

Homer Price by Robert McCloskey had it’s chance for a second time around read. This time read by my child who could mostly read this sweet book herself.

Homer Price contains a series of lovely short stories about life for a young boy from the town of Centerburg. The cast of characters includes: a pet skunk, the string savers club, sandwich advertising man, a comic book super hero, a tinkerer and a hermit inventor and the not to be missed latest, modern “time -saving” machines.

Now about those donuts ….

Having no new-fangled, modern machinery at my disposal and not wanting to fry donuts in a quart of oil …. I came across this wonderful recipe for baked donuts.

They were very tasty and an important way to end reading about “the donuts”.

 

“Homer pressed the button marked ‘stop’ and there was a little click, but nothing happened . The rings of batter kept right on dropping…gadgets kept right on turning them over…”

Ingredients

  • 7/8 cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk  or yogurt

 Directions

1- Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.

2- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, oil and buttermilk or yogurt until foamy.
  
 3- Pour the liquid ingredients all at once into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
 

4- Butter or grease the doughnut pan; non-stick pan spray works well here.  Note: even though the pan is non-stick, since the doughnuts are low-fat they may stick unless you grease the pan first.  

5- Fill each doughnut form half full.

6 – Bake the doughnuts in a preheated 375°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. When done, they’ll spring back when touched lightly, and will be quite brown on the top.

7-  Remove the doughnuts from the oven, remove them from the pan, and allow them to cool on rack. If desired, glaze with icing, or dust  with cinnamon-sugar or any non-melting sugar. 

This recipe is originally from the King Arthur Flour website.

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4 thoughts on “(from the bookshelf) – beds, books and donuts

  1. There's a movie about this book. I grew up in a town called Homer and during summer vacation the school would play this movie on the old projector for us kids to watch. We thought it was so neat that a boy was named Homer. Thanks for sharing…sure brings back memories.Andrea

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  2. Oh … thank you so much! We love all the McCloskey books … they all seem to share that sweet, slow moving time that he captures so well… Wish ther was more of it to go around …Oh, and the donuts are so much fun to make too! 🙂 ~Pamela

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