Shortly after creating our pumpkin pie spice blend, our colleague Nadia brought us her wonderful version of home-made doughnuts.
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.