These Baked Lemon Doughnuts are packed with lemony deliciousness!
Now that the weather is thinking about getting warm again, I’ve been craving lemon-flavored everything. Lemon seltzer water. Lemon chicken. Lemonade. If it involves a yellow, football-shaped fruit, then I’m all about it lately. So I decided to make something sweet for dessert with lemon…and that’s where these Baked Lemon Doughnuts come in. Light, cakey doughnuts topped with lemon glaze and a pinch of lemon zest. I told you that I’m loving lemons lately!
The return of spring also means the return of baseball. Now I’m not a huge baseball fan. I’ve said that before, and I still hold to it. Baseball is just too boring for me to watch on tv. Plus, the pros only play 5,219 games a season…so remind me why I should care if they win or lose a single game? I used to be a huge baseball fan when I was a kid. I collected baseball cards. I knew all of the rosters. But then I transitioned over to football and college basketball, and I never looked back.
I did come across a really interesting job the other day, though. Mud collectors for baseballs. According to official major league baseball rules, baseballs must be “properly rubbed so the gloss is removed.” Rubbed with what, you ask? Well, mud, of course. And not just any mud. A special mud. A mud that is harvested by skimming the top layer off of riverbanks along the Delaware River.
There is only one company that is officially licensed to sell this mud, and every team (major and minor league) uses this mud. Talk about a monopoly! But I’m ok with this guy having his monopoly. He skims hundreds of pounds of mud and then strains and cures (i.e. lets it sit) in his backyard for months. I know there are some odd jobs out there (*ahem* food blogger *ahem*), but this one takes the cake. Err, maybe the pie. A Mocha Mississippi Mud Pie, perhaps?
At what point in the year do you crave lemon?
Have you ever harvested mud?