½ teaspoon vanilla extract ; 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour ; ½ teaspoon baking soda ; good doughnuts, fast and easy. and the four boys at my house all took time to sit down and eat them! thanks for sharing. chris ward . rating: 5 stars also it was very handy to know that 6 t equals 3/8 c. an instant favorite in my family..