Sunday, October 27, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts for #Halloween #Recipe @PegCochran

These doughnuts are simple to make and without the orange and black sprinkles would be perfect at Thanksgiving as well! This recipe is from King Arthur flour and I followed it just as it is although the original recipe called for a sugar/cinnamon coating.  I made a simple glaze of confectioner's sugar mixed with a few dribbles of milk to adhere the sprinkles to.

One change I would make next time:  up the pumpkin spice a bit--maybe to two teaspoons for a more pronounced flavor.  But they were still delicious.

The recipe can be made as muffins if you prefer.  It makes 15 doughnuts so you may to have to bake in multiple batches.

1/2 cup (99g) vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 to 1 1/2 cups (198g to 298g) granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée (canned pumpkin)
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two doughnut pans
(These can also be baked in a muffin tin.)  

Beat together the oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin, spices, salt, and baking powder until smooth. 

Add the flour, stirring just until smooth. 

Fill the wells of the doughnut pans about 3/4 full; use a scant 1/4 cup of batter in each well. If you're making muffins, fill each well about 3/4 full.

Bake approximately 15 to 18 minutes until toothpick inserted in doughnut comes out clean.

Cool and glaze with confectioners sugar glaze or shake warm (but not hot) doughnuts gently in a bag of cinnamon/sugar.


Amazon Reviewer:  "Peg Cochran creates engaging characters and a wonderful sense of time and place. The mystery is well plotted and full of twists. There’s a little bit of humor, a splash of romance, and great historical details."

An intrepid 1930s Manhattan socialite uncovers deadly secrets during an assignment to the Hamptons in this riveting historical cozy mystery for readers of Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, and Rhys Bowen.

Westhampton, 1938. To the dismay of her well-to-do family, Elizabeth “Biz” Adams is quickly establishing herself as a seasoned photographer over at the Daily Trumpet. Growing more confident in her decision to pursue a career, Elizabeth is thrilled when she and her reporter sidekick, Ralph Kaminsky, are sent to Long Island to cover the story of a young maid found dead in one of the glamourous summer homes in the devastating aftermath of the Great New England Hurricane—also known as the Long Island Express.

At first it’s assumed that the young woman was caught in the terrible storm, but when a suspicious wound is found on the side of her head, the police suspect murder. The maid’s death becomes even more tragic when it’s discovered she was pregnant, and with Elizabeth and Kaminsky at the scene of the crime, the Daily Trumpet scoops all the other papers in town.

The young woman’s boyfriend emerges as the likeliest suspect. But as Elizabeth follows the story, she begins to wonder whether someone in the household of the maid’s employers might be responsible—someone who’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth about the baby’s paternity hidden.



  1. I keep seeing recipes for baked donuts.
    I think it's time to try some.

  2. Oh yes! I have pans for baking donuts, but not a lot of recipes. These sound delicious and perfect for this time of the year. Thanks for sharing!