Monday, March 10, 2008

Time to make the donuts

Alternate titles- The art.
Or- The Lazy Mom's Guide to Homemade Donuts.
Or- Fried in oil, covered in sugar- What's not to like?

My secret recipe- two ingredients.

Make sure the oil is hot enough by tossing a very small pinch of dough in. It should bubble and float right away. It doesn't take long to fry up a batch. Really- in the time it takes you to cross the room to get your camera and turn it on, you could already have burned up a pan full of dough. I'm just saying. Use a slotted spoon or tongs and flip them a couple times to brown evenly.

Drain on paper towels. Next is the fun part- decorate and eat!


PamelaJ said...

I don't get the part where you actually have time to decorate them before they're already gone.

I mean, you are freaking unbelievable. I thought you were only allowed to pour on the powdered sugar, then inhale. Anything else seems like it should be illegal.

Aimee said...

okay, my family is demanding details. And I mean DETAILS - I'm one of those people who need step by step directions. How did you shape them? What did you fill them with?

Roxanne said...

OK details- I let the boys shape them. They just pull off a piece of refrigerator biscuit and roll it, ball it or poke a hole in the middle. If you are going to let children handle the dough I suggest you make them wash their hands first as it is my experience that most children are nose-pickers.
Fillings- Griffin's favorite is boston cream so for that I made instant vanilla pudding but I didn't put in the full amount of milk to keep it thicker. The frosting on top was just canned but I thinned it out with a little milk and popped it in the microwave for a few seconds to make it into more of a glaze.
For the munchkins- I just put some sugar and some cinnamon in a brown paper lunch bag tossed in the fried balls and shook them up.

Aimee said...

Yup, you are officially my hero!

PamelaJ said...

I completely blame you for the fact that I have been obsessed with the idea of making and eating an entire pack of powdered sugar donuts for this entire week. I should beat you with a stick! Or maybe a spatula . . .