Waverly Jumbles Donuts Recipe

Waverly Jumbles (donuts) - A Sweet Recipe of Presidential Delight



"The Monroe’s often served Waverly Jumbles, the original 1800's recipe from the Monroe Family Recipes Cookbook follows, however I have posted the 'updated' version - which is the same recipe but with more specific directions. The original recipe says "One pound of flour, one-half pound of butter, three-fourths pound of brown sugar, two eggs, one-half teaspoon of nutmeg, two tablespoons of rose water. Roll out long and cut into strips, join into rings and bake." Time to make doesn't include the dough chilling time."



1 cup butter

2 cups light brown sugar, packed

2 free range eggs

2 tablespoons rose water

4 cups Gluten Free flour

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg



Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, cream the butter & the sugar until light in color & smooth.

Beat in the eggs, then add the rosewater & nutmeg.

Gradually stir in the flour. Chill the dough for 1-2 hours.

Pinch of a piece of dough at a time & roll into a 2" rope.

Join the rope ends together to form a ring.

Bake the Jumbles for 20-22 minutes in the center of the oven.

Cool on a wire rack then serve or store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Note from Brenda: Using gluten free flour it was necessary for me to add more rose water, next time I might just add more water instead. Additionally, the recipe said to bake for 10-12 minutes and I had to double that time. So, just watch for the browning and you will be fine. I liked the fact that I could bake just 4 or just 2 – and I didn’t have to get up early to do so! Enjoy!