When the leaves start turning every shade of the rainbow and begin plunging to their dramatic deaths, the craving hits me, and hits me hard. I need donuts. Lots of donuts. Hot, melt in your mouth donuts, that leave you with a dusting of cinnamon sugar all over your fingers that just beg to be licked off.
It must be some sort of chemical reaction to the sap in the trees, or simply my body trying to bulk up for the coming of winter. I don’t stop to ponder the cause of the craving. I just give in to it, and start making donuts, filling my kitchen with the delicious smells of frying dough. Then I head out for a glorious, bracing fall walk amidst the crunchy leaves, working up an appetite for another batch of cinnamon donuts.
Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Donuts
2 cups Bisquick
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tbsp. milk
- Combine Bisquick, sugar and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the milk. Pour the liquid into the Bisquick and beat well until smooth.
- Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with donut cutter.
- Fry in oil which has been heated to 390 F. or until a cube of bread browns in the fat in 40 seconds.
- Turn the donuts as they begin to puff up and color, and keep turning until they are golden brown. This makes 1 dozen medium-sized donuts.