Thursday, February 21, 2013

snow, rain, hail, baby goats & donut recipe

Yesterday it snowed. Most of the night last night it rained, hailed very hard, along with lightening. Just gotta go with the flow with Oklahoma weather.... it's always changing.

Today around lunch time Lizzie, our Alpine/Nubian doe, kidded to twin bucklings - both weighing 9.5 lbs each. Whoa! She's a big girl though and had no trouble kidding them out whatsoever. I really like her, but the thing is, she NEVER has had a doeling for me. Only bucklings. Oh well, she makes up for it in her milking ability and being a very easy keeper. I only wish I could have a daughter out of her ;).

A few days ago I decided to make donuts, and after a few tweaks found a recipe that turned out good, very easy, and everyone really likes. Since I have been asked for it, I figured I would post it here.

Quick & Easy Old Fashioned Donuts

4 cups flour (I use rice flour since our house is gluten-free)
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
Roll on a floured surface and cut with a donut cutter. If you do not have a donut cutter, use a canning jar lid or the like (this is actually what I used) and then just poke a hole in the center.
Deep fry until brown. You can eat them plain, or coat with powder sugar, cinnamon sugar or whatever suits you like.

Anyway, I am headed off here in a few to bottle kids, make cheese, then workout and run... peace out!