National Donut Day

National Donut Day was June 1st

National Donut Day was June 1, 2018

National Donut Day was June 1st and we hope you have a chance to try this delicious baked donut recipe shared by the innkeeper at Eagle Rock Lodge on the McKenzie River.  Clean up is easier than with a fried version not to mention a bit less guilt-inducing!  This recipe makes four donuts and I’m sure that the innkeepers at Eagle Rock quadruples it to feed their guests

* ¾ plus 1 tbs flour
* ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour
* 1 teas baking powder
* ⅓ c superfine sugar (I just put my sugar in the robot coupe for a few minutes – voila, super fine sugar!)
* ½ teas grated nutmeg
* ½ teas salt (or I use less)
* 2 tbs unsalted butter
* ¼  cup whole milk scalded (and yes, this helps give it the donut flavor)
* ¼ cup plain yogurt (or, sometimes I use lemon)
* 1 teas Vanilla extract
* 1 egg – beaten*
PLUS – sugar and cinnamon in a bag to shake the donuts in after they come out of the oven

Preheat the oven to 350
Lightly grease donut pan
Whisk the flours and baking powder together into a large bowl – then whisk in the sugar, nutmeg and salt.
Grate cold butter and use your fingers to rub it into the dry ingredients as you would make a pastry crust (until evenly distributed)
Mix the milk, yogurt, vanilla & egg together, then add to the dry ingredients.  Mix lightly until just combined.  Too much vigorous mixing and the donuts will be rubbery

Use a piping bag, or spoon, to fill each donut cup about 3/4 full, making sure the center post is clear. Bake until the donuts are a light golden brown and spring back when touched, 6-10 minutes.  Let cool slightly, flip pan over, glaze or put in bag with cinnamon sugar

Hope you enjoy these donuts as much as the guests at Eagle Rock Lodge do!  Eagle Rock Lodge has eight beautifully appointed rooms. Guests are treated to a full breakfast, a bonfire on the river’s edge, scenic views and wonderful hosts.

With 5 acres of gardens and 400 feet of McKenzie River frontage, Eagle Rock Lodge is an ideal outdoor Oregon Destination Wedding venue!

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