smelling like a donut

for our sunday night baking party we made donuts or “beignets”. it started out with just 4 people (me, becca, korbin, and josh)…once the smell of fried donuts leaked out of our apartment, we had about 15 more come and join us! you should make some donuts, but beware you’re gonna smell like donut too! i didn’t mind. i love watching the donuts pop up from the bottom of the oil in the pan and that’s just what i did. I was over those donuts and hot, popping oil the whole night. I had nothing to complain about, i was in my heaven.

these boys are the best!

after rolling those donuts out with flour… we got into a flour fight

and then we fried and fried and fried.

and covered them with cinnamon sugar  (my favorite honey) and powdered sugar

and josh even spelled his name with donuts!

you wanna make some donuts and smell like one too? here’s how…

you’ll need

2 1/4 tsp yeast (or one packet)

1 1/2 cup warm water

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 cup evaporated milk

7 cups of flour

1/4 cup shortening

vegetable oil for frying

confectioners sugar for rolling

cinnamon sugar for rolling

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast with water. Add 1/2 cup sugar, salt, eggs, and evaporated milk.  Blend well. (I used Lucille, my mixer, with my bread hook).  Mix in 4 cups of flour and beat until smooth.  Add the shortening and then the remaining 3 cups of flour.  Cover and chill to let rise.  (You can let it chill up to 24 hours)

{mine was only in the fridge for about an hour and it was perfect}

Roll out the dough 1/2 inch thick (make sure you flour your surface so it doesn’t stick).  Cut into squares or circles. You can make them into donuts, letters, shapes, you name it. Fry in 36o degree oil. Let them lightly brown. Toss in either confectioners sugar or cinnamon sugar. Serve warm. Probably makes 100 small 1 inch donuts!

Lastly, enjoy smelling like a fried donut :)


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