Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Doughnut--Do Over!

I found this recipe for homemade doughnuts in an old Taste of Home magazine that my grandma had passed on to me. I've never attempted to make doughnuts before, but this recipe seemed easy enough, so the boys and I thought we'd give it a try.
Well, they didn't turn out quite like planned. First of all I didn't have a electric fryer, so I attempted to fry them on the stove top. Not such a good idea!! The oil was too hot in the beginning, so I ended up burning the first batch. After turning the oil down, I made a second batch. This time the temp was too low and the doughnuts started falling apart as they cooked.
By the time I was on to the third batch, I decided to give up on the whole frying process and just bake them in the oven. This would also be a much healthier alternative too right?!?! Well, the end result looked more like a bagel than an actual doughnut, but hey...they still tasted all right. We topped them off with a little chocolate fudge frosting.

Anything tastes yummy covered in chocolate, right!?!?!?

I actually got two thumbs up from my boys.

They thought they were delicious and even asked for another one.

That's always a good sign!

Oh my goodness...did we have a mess to clean up after we were finished!

Have you ever made doughnuts before? If so, I'd love to hear your recipe!











11 comments:

Short Southern Momma said...

How fun! Nothing taste better than a homemade doughnut holes with white powdered sugar on them...yummy! The chocolate looks great too! I need to try that. Hope your having a wonderful day! xo

Love Being a Nonny said...

Just take canned biscuits. Make a hole in the middle and fry them. Shake them in powdered sugar or a mix of cinnamon/sugar. They are GREAT! P.S. Don't take the *hole* out of the middle. Just poke a hole with your finger and stretch the biscuit into a circle. Let me know if you try it!!

risenhope said...

Since living in Nepal I have had to learn to make a lot of things i never thought i could do!! I even learned how to make sour cream! Who would have thought. I am send you a recipe on facebook of our favorite doughnuts. They are yummy spice cake doughnuts that i make the dough the night before and the roll them out in the morning. Also something that has helped me with the frying on the stove top is having a candy thermometer to get the right temp! I had the same problems my first time but after i figured it out it makes such a nice treat for everyone and the kids love to help! I hope you enjoy ashley

Devin said...

I've never tried to make doughnuts...but the chocolate on them is CALLING to me! Maybe we'll have a fun 'project' here really, really soon...

:)

bethy said...

I too have used canned biscuits. I take the lid to a soda two liter and make the holes. I take the hole out and fry them too, they are cute donut holes. Just heat veg. oil and fry until golden brown. (start with med. high heat and go from there). Place the fried donuts on paper towel to remove some of the oil We take brown paper bags with cinnamon/sugar or powdered sugar and shake to coat the donuts. Good luck!

r- m val said...

we have always used the canned biscuts and we flatten them out a bit, take a chunk out of the center and so we can make some donuts and some donut holes! i bought a candy thermometer at the grocery store for a few dollars and it will tell you how hot the oil should be for donuts. as soon as you pull them out of the oil put them in a paper bag with sugar. yum!

Mary Ann said...

we made them with can biscuits too! Just cut a hole out of the center and deepfry them until they turn golden. Then we put cinnamon and sugar on ours. Mmmm!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Riley's face is hilarious in that picture!!!

Caleb and Erin said...

I've only done the canned biscuit kind too...I'm impressed with your doing it completely homeade!!

Melanie said...

I have never tried them myself, but I actually have a memory of making them at school in Kindergarten. I have no idea what we were learning about, but just remember how YUMMY they tasted all fresh & warm! The pictures are priceless, especially the one of Riley your little ham! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has to have "do-overs" in the kitchen!

Annie said...

Sounds like fun! I never try it but maybe one day I do.

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