Friday, January 29, 2010

Donuts

Now that Hope is in school, where, apparently, she only gets mere seconds to eat her lunch, thus accounting for the fact that she can finish her yogurt and her pretzels and even the little piece of chocolate I packed for a surprise, but can not even begin on her beautifully healthy sandwich, three o'clock has become like an additional meal time. She comes home starving and so I have tried to come up with some snacks that would take the edge off her hunger and not ruin her dinner. Most of the time it's something fairly healthy. Yesterday...yeah...not so much.

Yesterday, I fed her a little treat from my childhood. Something my mom used to give us every once in a while after school. Yesterday, I fried donuts. I can remember so clearly coming home, every once in a while, to a plate of hot donuts, freshly glazed. Yum. It was a special treat and one that I, er, Hope needed yesterday.

Here's how it's done in case you want to know. And, believe me, you do. Regular refrigerated biscuit dough is my accomplice here. Cut holes in those suckers and fry them up in some hot oil. Then, glaze with powdered sugar, a drop of vanilla, and tiny bit of milk. I'd give you exact measurements but I don't really know. I just mix it until it seems thick enough. Here's a hint, though. Start with a tablespoon of milk for about a cup of powdered sugar. I always put in too much milk and then have to add powdered sugar and, consequently end up with about 42 cups of glaze. If you want, add chocolate syrup to your glaze for chocolate donuts. And, if you really want to show off, add sprinkles.






Yeah...I think they liked it. And no, we didn't eat all of those yesterday...there are two left...okay, one and half.

6 comments:

Molly said...

Oh my! How wonderfully fun! Thanks for sharing because my grandma always made homemade donuts but her recipe has WAY too many steps for this mama!

My kids will love this treat and hello...who wouldn't!?!? Your girls are adorable!

Blujeanmama said...

Yum, I think I'll try these for my girls. I love that their so simple.

The Coopers said...

how fun! iremember eating those too! i have done it before for carson but it has been awhile. i may have to do that in the morning for breakfast! cameron has not had the experience yet!

What's Going On... said...

Yummo!!! I need to do that too!

Melodie said...

is it bad that i even made these before i had kids to feed themt too. i remember mom using a old medicine bottle to cute the holes. so fun. so delicious!

schwalka said...

"okay...one and a half" hahahaha. that's funny!
at my grandmother's house she let us take turn making dinner by ourselves and my brother always chose this. 6 years old, frying with grease, with an 11 year old helping him. notsure how he is still with us....
But they were good!