1/6/09

I made donuts!





I finally took an evening and made some donuts! It was my first time working with yeast (it's always kind of intimidated me)and I'm not sure I let the dough rise enough before I put it in the oil. I also got the temperature better towards the end of the frying and so the last doughnuts were the lightest and the best (I had it too hot at first). Overall it's kind of a lot of work for doughnuts, but it was immensely satisfying to understand how it all works (it's also great to see the doughnuts pop into doughnut form as soon as they hit the oil, who knew?). So yes, I made donuts, And you can too!

10 comments:

Leah said...

Yum!!!

Desiree Fawn said...

I have always wanted to make those!
They look so delicious :)

Kate Frances said...

Where did you get the recipe? I'd love to try making homemade donuts!

lillie said...

i've been dying to try donuts (and scary yeast!) for months now! so glad you made it happen for yourself. they look great! i'm also intrigued by heidi swanson's recipe for baked cinnamon donuts... yum!

She Can't Decide said...

omg... looks amazing.

Victoria said...

looks so good!

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

delicious!!!!! I'm way impressed!

Heather Beth Taylor said...

they're gorgeous! i want to make donuts!

laure said...

Make them and tell me how they turn out for you. My boyfriend did admit that they turned out way better than he had expected. In case you couldn't follow the link, the recipe is right here.

Heather said...

I would love to make homemade donuts someday, too. But, if you have a craving for a donut, and don't have the time/recipe for them you could use pillsbury biscuits (the one in the refrigerator aisle of the grocery store). Fry them up in some med-hot oil (until they pop up like a ball and turn golden brown), and roll them in sugar! They are totally yummy! In hawaii we call them malasadas, and it's just an easier way to make them. (of course you could make them the traditional way, but it's just faster this way!)