The 100-Mile Miracle
A very suspicious package appeared under the tree on Christmas Eve. To every other family member, it resembled an unremarkable square box, but my Santa-senses started tingling when I spied my name on the gift tag.
Two days prior, my guy had asked me what I wanted for Christmas, and I replied, “I already gave you a hint a week ago!”
“Umm… You did?”
“Yep! There’s evidence on your cell phone.” When faced with a blank stare, I added, “Picture evidence.”
He left the room, began charging his cell, and grabbed his car keys a few minutes later. After 2 hours, he reported back that the local Walmart, Target, and Kohl’s were all out of that particular merchandise. Well so much for Christmas surprises…
But when he added both a red gift bag and that wrapped box to the present pile under the tree, my eyes lit up, and I tore into the tissue paper on Christmas morning. Inside was an electric donut maker from a Target 100 miles away!
Isn’t he just the sweetest guy??
based on this recipe
These are perfect for breakfast, a mid-afternoon snack, or even dessert! If for some strange reason you have leftovers, they’ll keep in an airtight container for a few days.
for the donuts
1 c. flour
¼ c. + 2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
¼ c. + 2 tbsp milk
½ tsp vanilla
1 tsp vegetable oil
for the glaze
¼ c. powdered sugar
1 tsp water
1/8 tsp almond extract
2-3 tbsp colored sprinkles
- To prepare the donuts, either heat up an electric donut maker OR preheat the oven to 325° and lightly coat a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and next 5 ingredients (through nutmeg). In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, and oil. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet, and stir just until incorporated.
- If using the electric donut maker, lightly mist the surfaces with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter into each donut cup, close the lid, and cook for 5-6 min or until light golden brown. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- If using the oven, evenly distribute the batter between the prepared donut cups, and bake at 325° for 8-10 min or until light golden brown. Cool in the pan for 2-3 min before turning out onto the wire rack to continue cooling.
- To prepare the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, water, and almond extract. Dip the top of each donut into the glaze, and decorate with the sprinkles.
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