Canaan has been beg-ggg-ing me to make him “healthy” donuts, even going as far as trying to use his own money to buy me one of those donut makers at Target. ( i wouldn’t let him
so i figured nothing like the First Day of School as an excuse to make him a little surprise after school snack.
i did some research on some different recipes, and was limited because i don’t own a donut maker or a Donut Pan, so i knew i’d have to fry some up. i adapted a few things from some other recipes and came up with a recipe that was just right for our fam. i did use Organic Sucanat, which is a less refined form of sugar, but its still sugar, so we don’t use it a lot around here. i only use it when i simply cannot adapt a recipe with honey. this was one of those recipes, because the honey would’ve made the dough too wet to roll out. however, when i do buy a donut pan one of these days, i will try adapting the recipe to eliminate the Sucanat and use honey instead.
i also do not own a donut cutter, so i used a combination of circular objects i had around my kitchen: The Pampered Chef Cut N Seal Sandwich Press and the top of that shaker thingy you use for mixed drinks. it probably has an official name (a jigger perhaps?) but i don’t know what it is. you basically just need a larger circle for the outside of the donut, and a smaller circle to cut out the hole.
i kept re-rolling the dough until i had used it all up.
then i fried them up, dipped them in the glaze, and let them drip:
before piling onto a platter for the Boy’s arrival:
Bella was my helper, and couldn’t wait to surprise her brother:
he was very pleased!
this recipe was SO simple. seriously…i was thinking it would take a lot more time and effort than it did. it was quick and so easy, and you could go right now and whip up a batch in the next 10-15 minutes. no joke. time yourself and let me know how long it takes you!
super de-lish, and this recipe will totally be hanging around our house for those days that call for a special treat!
been doing research on new blog formats and platforms, and can’t wait until i have this revamp done…or even started, for that matter it makes my head spin. have any of you ever switched from Blogger to WordPress? any thoughts or suggestions about that, especially for doing it for cheap?