Homer Price by Robert McCloskey had it’s chance for a second time around read. This time read by my child who could mostly read this sweet book herself.
Homer Price contains a series of lovely short stories about life for a young boy from the town of Centerburg. The cast of characters includes: a pet skunk, the string savers club, sandwich advertising man, a comic book super hero, a tinkerer and a hermit inventor and the not to be missed latest, modern “time -saving” machines. Like many of McClosky’s books, “Centerburg Tales” shares
that sweet, slow moving time that children live into.
Now about those donuts ….
Having no new-fangled, modern machinery at my disposal and not wanting to fry donuts in a quart of oil …. I came across this wonderful recipe for baked donuts.
They were very tasty and an important way to end reading about “the donuts”.
“Homer pressed the button marked ‘stop’ and there was a little click, but nothing happened . The rings of batter kept right on dropping…gadgets kept right on turning them over…”
- 7/8 cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk or yogurt
1- Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
2- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, oil and buttermilk or yogurt until foamy.