Warm, soft, fluffy and doused in sugar. You’ve got to love fresh doughnuts. Except you’re probably wondering why these look so misshapen, right? Well, these little fellas are a little different from your regular varieties.
What’s so different about them? Well, they’re actually made with white bread that’s dipped into pancake-style batter before hitting the hot oil, and without knowing it’s bread, you’d think you were biting into the real thing.
To my understanding they’re a treat that was made – and quite possibly still is – by scouts and girl guides when they’re out in the wilderness playing with a compass and learning how to tie knots and light fires. I also understand this is something that’s made by regular folk on camping trips, additional to toasting marshmallows over the fire.
One thing for sure is that should I ever go camping again – whenever that may be – I’ll be carting along all the ingredients required for these doughnuts.
I’ve combined sugar and Aussie wattleseed for a real bush flavour, but good old cinnamon does the trick perfectly. And as for the filling, any jam will do. But if you’re better friends with Nutella, slap a bit of that on instead.