Today: A recipe for one of our favorite fall traditions, best enjoyed while walking though an orchard. Or the closest city park.
There is nothing like wandering through an apple orchard on a crisp fall day with a cold cup of apple cider in one hand and a donut in the other. But just in case you can't make it to the farm this weekend, I have cracked the code to perfect cider donuts at home.
These are fluffy with crunchy exteriors and just a hint of warm spice, and they are the perfect way to welcome the season. These donuts start with a reduced apple cider syrup to pump up the apple flavor, but the real secret is the combination of cake flour and buttermilk in the batter, which produces a very moist and tender crumb.
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