Sunday, November 9, 2008

Homemade Doughnuts

There's nothing quite like a pile of deep fried dough to brighten your day. I didn't want to flat out label these as a failure. They have potential. I kept getting interrupted, and got the oil too hot; burned the outside of some of them and left the insides doughy. But the smaller ones that cooked through a little better weren't too bad. I thought it would be a fun thing for me and the girl to do together, but she kinda took issue with the stickiness of the dough.
She had fun mixing and stirring....
Then the all important taste test.
After deep frying we gave them different toppings: powdered sugar, cinnamon and sugar, and a dusting of cocoa. Here's the recipe I found in a cookbook called "Best of the Best of Arizona".
2 eggs beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp shortening
1 tsp nutmeg
4 cups flour
oil for frying
Mix all ingredients and add flour last. Pinch of pieces of dough and roll into circles. Fry in hot grease, turning when brown. Drain on paper towels.
And there's Mr. doesn't get any!

3 comments:

~Trish~ said...

Oh my any donuts look good to meeeeeeeeee!!

Jamie said...

Those look oh sooooo good! I'm going to have to try that recipe!

Tiffany said...

Those look good. I've never tried real donuts. When I was little we used to make the biscuit dough kind with canned biscuits, but that's not nearly as good as the real thing! What a fun time with your daughter.