Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Since we have nothing remotely close to a Wal-Mart here, much less a Krispy Kreme shop [the place where we regularly buy groceries is smaller than my living room], when a a girl gets the urge for a special treat, a girl has to learn to make it herself.

Last Thursday, that special treat was doughnuts...warm, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts. I saw a recipe online that didn't look too tricky, so I gave it a try.

Many steps were involved, but thankfully I had planned ahead and just fit all of the steps into my day.

After breakfast, I mixed the dough and let it refrigerate until just before dinner time. After I prepped my dinner and had that in the oven, I rolled out the dough and cut it into circles, using a plastic cup for the large circle and a child's medicine cup for the hole. Then, I set the doughnuts aside to let them rise for an hour.

After dinner, the dough was looking light and puffy, so we warmed up our oil and started frying.

I fried each doughnut for about a minute on each side and then set them out to cool.

Then I glazed them.

Then...we ATE them. (Don't worry - not all of them!)

And, man did they taste good!

Yea for doughnuts cooked in your own kitchen!


  1. You are my hero Mel. Goodness gracious I want to come to Dodoma and eat one right now. Next time.

  2. They look yummy - even better than Krispy Kreme!

  3. I can't believe you made your own donuts!! Those look delicious!