A few weeks ago, while Jenny and I were away on our church’s annual Women’s Retreat, our hubby’s were home holding down the fort so us wives and mommies could escape for a weekend of worship, fellowship and fun! And while I was away, my hubby, Tyler, (I really wanted to call him Mr. Plum Adorable or Mr. Adorable but somehow that got vetoed rather quickly) decided to try out a new and fun recipe with the kids since he had heard it on the radio. (He likes talk radio, bleh!)
First off, I should mention that Mr. Adorable, I mean Tyler, is actually a REALLY good cook and if I could get away with it, I would have him cook every night! But since he has this thing called a JOB and I don’t (well, you stay at home mom’s know what I mean by that!) , I think it is only fair that I take on the daily dinner duties! But seriously, he can cook! So when he told me he wanted to make homemade doughnuts for fun, I thought 1. he should totally go for it and 2. better him than me!! The only memory I have of homemade doughnuts is my mom getting up at O’dark Thirty when we were really young and spending what seemed like HOURS frying up doughnuts! And that only happened once a year!
I came home to a few (seriously I was lucky there were ANY) of these experimental doughnuts sitting on my countertop and I had to admit they were totally DELICIOUS! I was so impressed with Mr. Adorable Tyler’s doughnut making skills! He even brought over a few of them to some of the other dad’s who were on daddy duty that weekend! (I LOVE this man! He can cook and is generous too!)
Jenny’s hubby Robert (Mr. Adorable 2) also had some of the doughnuts brought to his house so Jenny got to sample one. And of course the first thing that comes out of either one of our mouths when we find something we like or that is a success, “We gotta put it on the blog!”
So my hubby very kindly made the doughnuts for me again this weekend so I could document (follow him around with my camera) his whole doughnut operation! And I am sharing them with you! The recipe is below, along with a few helpful hints!
They really were quite messy but actually pretty easy! I hope you’ll try them at home and let me know what you think!
- 2 eggs
- 2-1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
- 10 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2-1/2 cups buttermilk
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Confectioners’ sugar
- In a large bowl, beat eggs; add the sugar, sour cream, butter and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to sour cream mixture alternately with buttermilk.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter.
- In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Yield: about 6 dozen.
The original recipe is from Taste of Home. http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Cake-Doughnuts
*Make sure you are alternating the buttermilk and flour mixture, if you dump it all in at once, you won’t even be able to stir it!
*Tyler was listening to the dude from Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle and he suggested cooking doughnuts in a solid fat (we used Crisco) so that is what we did and it looked really gross but man those doughnuts were good!!!
* We glazed some with our own glaze concoction, we put some in powdered sugar as the recipe suggested, but the BEST (in my opinion) is to dip the still warm doughnuts in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon as pictured below!
Our Pre-Frying set up and our ADORABLE helpers!!!
Crisco- before it melted down into oil for frying!
MY ADORABLE Chef and his ADORABLE helpers!
In the Fryer!
My favorite! Sugar and Cinnamon!