Friday, April 15, 2011

Pretty Doughnuts

I'm going to start this post off by saying that I love my friends.  You guys are amazing and continue to support me in so many ways.  I can't thank you enough.  So since I'm back in baking mode, there was one recipe I had to master - the doughnuts.  Now, last time they were not the prettiest things - thanks mainly to me not having any cookie cutters.

look at the ones on the bottom!!
so wrong
So my amazing friend at Arubula's Kitchen had sent me some cookie cutters - love you!!  :)  Yes - this is the same woman that I post about and rave about.  The doughnut recipe is from her - so go to her blog website as well people!!  It's informative and entertaining :)  Running Amuck with Arubula.  She is always my go to person when I have questions and we pretty much talk everyday, be it through text, facebook or phone (I do love when we do the trifecta). 

Now armed with my pretty cookie cutters (and I must say I love that they come in their own tin - that way I wont lose any, because lets face it, its me and I would lose some)

look at all those cookie cutters!!
(I think she got tired of me using shot glasses or whatever I had around to use as a cookie cutter - and here I was being inventive!) :)  Away I go cutting all the doughnuts up....let me tell you, so much easier when using the proper tools.  Common sense, right?!  I decided to go with all doughnut holes and went to town cutting away.  Then once chilled, it was time to fry.  And there was not one ugly doughnut in the batch. 

look at all those pretty babies!
Once I've got them all fried off, time to glaze them. 

glazed goodness
So - I snacked on them all day long.  These are truly addicting.  I made my sisters bring some in to work with them so I could get them out of my house.   My next attempt will be to make filled ones - and then I'm truly in trouble.  You will probably find me in the corner hiding with doughnut and filling all over my face and my sisters will have to pry the doughnut out of my hands.  If I make something twice, it means I'm a huge fan of it - and you should make it too. 


  1. Thanks for the shout out CB! So happy you have found the love of the homemade doughnut! Can't wait to see what flavors you come up with.

  2. Anytime! I'm one of your biggest fans - and not just because I've known you for half of my life :)

    Now that I've mastered the doughnuts - on to testing out fillings for them :)