Shortly after creating our pumpkin pie spice blend, our colleague Nadia brought us her wonderful version of home-made doughnuts. If you don't have mace, it's as good with cinnamon or cassia. Makes around 36 doughnuts.
- ½ tsp mace, ground
- 3¾ cup flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup milk
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie blend, ground
- 1½ cup brown sugar
- 1¼ cup water
- 2 Tbsp corn syrup
Sieve the flour, baking powder, salt, mace and brown sugar.
Beat the eggs, yolk and milk, using a fork. Blend with the dry ingredients and melted butter.
Transfer to a floured cutting board and knead delicately.
Flatten the dough to approximately 3/8 of an inch. Cut out the doughnuts with the help of a doughnut cutter.
Place 3 or 4 doughnuts, one at a time, into a hot frying pan or deep fryer until they are golden.
Drain and let cool on a bake sheet.
Place the ingredients of the syrup along with the spices in a small pan and boil for 5 minutes on high heat.
Dip the doughnuts in the syrup.