I’m more than a little excited right now.
I MADE DONUTS!!!!!!
Well, donut holes, anyway.
But that’s still pretty cool.
Haha hello, everyone, and welcome back to your daily dose of my tasty treats!!
After reading the recipe a couple times through, the only part I was worried about was heating the vegetable oil hot enough to fry them, but they turned out great!!!
First, you make the glaze, then set it aside.
Next, you make the dough and prepare a place to put them after frying.
Next, you fry the dough (and hope very hot oil doesn’t splash on you).
Lastly, you roll them in glaze and let them finish cooling, then serve them immediately. (As they’re completely free of preservatives, their texture and taste completely changes within even twelve hours. They tasted best within an hour or two of being made; that’s when the glaze melted in my mouth!!)
Haha, now you’re probably thinking, Wait a second, Maggie! Those don’t look like the ones in the featured image!!! Well … my mom did the best she could to scoop them into the oil with a fairly round shape, and for the most part, she did a good job, but they kinda grew arms, lol. You can thank gravity for that! I couldn’t have done the frying part without her help, though, as I was busy rolling the little donuts in the oil to evenly cook, so … thanks, Mom! 🙂 I’ll get an ice cream scoop next time.
My only complaint (and it’s my own fault) is because ours were bigger than the recommended size, most of them didn’t fry all the way through … which left dough in the insides.
I thought that these were going to be way more time consuming, but they weren’t, which is so exciting; I’m definitely looking forward to make more!! Everyone absolutely loved them – my brother even said they taste better than the glazed donuts he’s had from Dunkin Donuts, which is a high compliment! (Although, I think that Dunkin Donuts’ look better than mine … )
Look at them! They resemble hushpuppies, don’t they? They sure don’t taste like ’em, though!
We were joking all day about the objects and animals these crazy donut holes resemble. What do you think they look like? Cats? Pigs? Narwhals? A human heart? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
And if you’re wondering how I got the finished dessert images to look like this …
… you’ll be left wondering. It’s pure magic. A magician never reveals her secrets.
Do you want to make YOUR OWN donut holes? You totally should! Click here for the recipe!