Wednesday, November 7, 2007

doughnut party

that provided the recipe for cinnamon doughnuts. well, this year i wanted to relive my when we were kids, we would make doughnuts with our parents on halloween. i think it was my great grandma juliachildhood memories by making doughnuts on halloween (that and i was a halloween hater this year) but usually people hate on cake doughnuts so, i thought i'd try a yeast recipe. i found this one on the food network that turned out pretty well. i would not put in nutmeg the next time and i added more flour. i found another recipe online that is supposedly the krispy kreme recipe and i used the glaze part of it for these doughnuts.

2 cups scalded milk
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons yeast
4 eggs (beaten)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
7 cups sifted flour

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cold water

Melt butter in hot milk, add 1 tsp sugar and salt. Allow to cool.
Beat in yeast, nutmeg, eggs, remaining sugar, and 3 cups flour.
Add rest of flour (dough will be sticky).
Knead for 5 minutes then allow to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.
Roll out dough, cut into shapes.
Do not re-roll dough, then allow to rise for 30-45 minutes.
Heat oil to 365° and fry 1 - 2 minutes on each side or until brown. Toss in the doughnut holes first, let those cook, and then proceed to cooking the donuts.
Let them cool on a paper towel - helps get the glaze to stick.
Dip in warm glaze.

i'd be interested in trying this recipe for the doughnut part when i have more time and see if it really is like the krispykremes. but i do have to say, next doughnut party, people are getting great grandma julia's recipe cinnamon doughnuts whether they like it or not.


Kersten said...

Will you please post the cinnamon recipe? Also, what type of oil do you use, how hot does it have to be, and how much of it do you need?

I'm trying to figure out if it's feasible for me to try this one at home with my soup pot!

Kersten said...

P.S. I'm totally drooling at those pictures.

caroline said...

i will post the cinnamon recipe tonight.

i used canola oil, which might have made them taste a bit sweeter, but it's healthier than vegetable oil, so i'll deal with it. i just used my wok to heat up the oil. i don't have a thermometer but, i heat it for about 10 minutes on medium high and it gets hot enough to cook pretty quickly.

f*bomb. said...

All's I know is that putting a lid on to heat oil up faster is a GREAT way to start a kitchen fire.
True story.
Do they melt in your mouth? Coz they sure look like they will!