Monday, January 15, 2018

Coffee and Donuts...

 I have wanted to try making donuts forever.  I've never been brave enough.  Also there is the fact it takes over an hour to make them.   This weekend was the perfect weekend to give it a try.  It snowed heavily all Saturday.  While my husband was plowing, I made the dough then went out to do some snow blowing.  When we came back in I kneaded the dough, cut out the donuts, and fried them up.  I was extremely nervous.  I don't know why I was so sure this was going to be rocket science.  It wasn't.  In fact, I was so excited at how easy they were to make I forgot to take a nice photo of them glazed beside a cup of coffee.  

Krispy Kreme  Recipe

3 T. milk
3 T. boiling water
1 t. sugar
1 t. dry active yeast
Stir gently and leave it to activate.  

1 3/4 c. flour
3 T. sugar 
2 T. butter
dash of salt
1 egg 
Add the egg to the yeast mixture, then add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture.  Knead for 5-10 minutes.  Let rise 1 hour.   Go blow some snow.  Roll out the dough and then cut donuts.    I fried them in almond oil (I was out of veggie oil) at 350 degrees.  The recipe said two minute, but I think it was less than that.  Glaze with 1t. butter, 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 3 T. milk and 1 t. of vanilla.  

They turned out pretty darn good despite my apprehension.  Much easier than I had anticipated.   I found the recipe on Pinterest, but it doesn't go to a website that I can share or give credit to.

 While enjoying my coffee and donuts, I watched and got a few photos of the wildlife outside.  My visiting Evening Grossbeak was a nice addition to the feeders.
 I always feel so bad for the deer when the temperatures dip so low.  They wander through the yard often looking for spilled seeds from the bird feeders.  It was seven below today.
It was another slow weekend.  We are pretty much in hibernation mode.  It is too cold to do much of anything and we are both slowly recovering.  I hope it warmer where you are.  


  1. Those donuts do look good. My daughter makes gluten free ones that are baked. they are good too.

  2. Lovely wildlife. The grosbeaks are new to me.

  3. Oh my goodness, those donuts look delicious! I'm determined to make them sometime too. I'll have to archive this recipe. -4 sure is cold. Hope you get out of the deep freeze soon!

  4. Hi Bonnie!
    Yummy! I would love a donut. Way to go, making your own!

  5. Homemade donuts are the best! Glad you gave it a try. That evening grosbeak is so pretty. Hoping you are feeling better day by day.

  6. Oh they look good! I do love a good homemade donut.

    Our bucks dropped their antlers in December this year, quite early I think. And now they've all gone to their winter feeding ground. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

  7. Have you ever read Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder? Every time I read that I want donuts. I love home made donuts. Yours look beautiful. I like making them in the winter. There is something special about making them. That is a excellent picture of that Grosbeak. The deer too. Its nice to get caught up with you.


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