Saturday, January 21, 2012

Homemade Donuts {almost}

If you have been following the weather, we in the northeast have been getting hammered with snow showers. With nowhere to go most days, I am usually at peace, one with the snow. I did, however, have to drive to a doctor's appointment last week and was a nervous wreck, but they have a million snow plows in operation here and thankfully, it can snow a foot and you won't find much on the roads anywhere.

Yesterday, we got around three inches in as many hours. You will be fined here if you don't shovel your sidewalk and drive within 24 hours, so David spends a lot of time outside.

Sadly, David is on day 15 of working straight- not a single Saturday or Sunday off in 15 days. Poor guy. We are thankful for the work load and knew this new job came with a lot of hours, but we still miss him terribly. He is at his office at 6:00 am sharp everyday {even weekends} and home by 5:00 pm, but goes to bed by 9:00 pm. We try to make our evenings as a family special!

Homemade donuts are my secret weapon in making everyone happy
{mainly by inducing a carbohydrate coma!} : )

Now, be fair warned.. a lot of the recipes I will post are southern comfort foods, because, well... that is where I come from. These are bad for you in every which kind of way.

So I'm sorry. But, you're welcome! They are so good and easy, it's a crime!

They look impressive and require so very little.

1. Vegetable oil for frying {See! Bad, bad, bad for you!}
2. Large biscuits, but don't buy the ones that say "flakey"
3. Melted butter in a bowl
4. Cinnamon and sugar in a bowl

If you have a tiny cookie cutter, pop the centers out.
I didn't,
{well, actually I did, but it was covered in play dough and I was too lazy to clean it. Just call me honest John.}

 so, I just used the bottom of a little Tupperware container and a knife to cut it out.

Heat your oil on medium and when water sizzles on top of it, carefully drop your donuts in.

Fry them until they are golden brown on both sides.
Hint: if you under cook them and find dough on the inside, pop them in the oven at 350 for five minutes. Don't refry!

Lay them on a paper towel to drip dry {Oh, my, I wish you could smell this!},
roll them in butter on both sides, and coat with your cinn/sugar combo.

While my boys fill their tummies full of good-for-nothing-sugar and the all evil white flour, I sneak away to the computer.

They will never notice my absence... for they are in a carbohydrate coma!
You should try it sometime! : )


  1. bless david's heart, and yours! that is a long, touch schedule. i pray his hard work is recognized and rewarded!!

    those donuts look DELISH!!! :)

  2. What a difficult schedule he has! I never knew that people could be fined like that for not shoveling their driveways. Love your donuts!

  3. Those donuts look so good!!! I can't believe you get fined for not is a different world then the south when it snows. I wouldn't mind being stuck inside for days.

  4. My grandma makes donuts the same way but she puts chocolate frosting on the top. Yummy!!

  5. My dad has always made these donuts for us and now makes them for my daughter. It's such a special treat. We drizzle ours with chocolate syrup. Or take some hot cocoa mix and add a little water to make a thick chocolate topping. So, so good but so, so bad for you! - Amy, from Texas!

  6. oh, how I want me some donuts!

    I remember the days when my David worked 7 days a week for many many months right after G was born. It is hard and a little lonely :)

  7. I love your blog, I don't comment much though. I did ask you about Harbor's bedding when he was a baby and then had it made so you might remember that. I keep seeing your chevron wall and I want to try it as well. Did you do a tutorial or anything on it and I missed it? If not could you tell me how you did it? My email is if you need it to reply. :)

  8. Those look yummy, Jessica! Too bad Toby and I are trying to reduce our carb intake;) Hope you are staying warm...

  9. I'm so thankful for Davids job & all those hours at work are really job security. I'm sure it isn't easy on you & Harbor being away from David like this but I know you Jessica & you are a very strong person. Don't forget all those days/weeks/months that Dad was away from you & me when you lived the military life. Those donuts look so yummy, I can almost smell them. I bet your boys just love them. I loved seeing Harbor William in his snow suit all ready to go outside & explore all that snow. I bet he was alittle popscile when he got back inside :) Miss & love you guys so much, Mom

  10. That IS a tough schedule!

    What a great idea for donuts--yum!

  11. I am definately going to try those donuts!!