I’m back from the best place on earth….what a wonderful weekend! This morning on my elevator trip up to the office (yuck), I learned that Homer Simpson was voted the best character created for TV in the last 20 years. I have a few thoughts on this, but it reminded me of the awesome-ness my mom and I created this past weekend at home.
I pulled this recipe after spending quite a bit of my time on this website. If you haven’t already, I highly suggest you check out her site. Her writing is always entertaining, her photography is incredible, and the recipes….they’re good! Including this one, for homemade glazed donuts.
I made the dough for the donuts the night before. I was really worried that the dough was too sticky and wet, but when I woke up the next morning and pulled it from the fridge, it was slightly puffy and cool, and perfectly easy to work with.
Using a borrowed biscuit cutter and a smaller heart cutter, my mom and I were able to fabricate a donut-cutter of sorts. It worked just fine!
I definitely let the donuts rise too long (almost an hour and a half). I couldn’t help it, I was enjoying the great outdoors with Andie! The donuts were still puffy and somewhat light, so we moved ahead!
My mom had this awesome deep fryer that she got for free from a neighbor. It definitely did the trick.
Lessons learned? Next time I would only allow about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes for the cut donuts to rise. Also, I would turn up the heat on the fryer a bit more and fry them on each side a bit less. The donuts were fairly light, but I was hoping for lighter, and less greasy.
The recipe made 20 donuts, and they were gone quickly! Once glazed, they looked delicious. I’ll be saving this recipe!