In my former life I was a cop. And as you know, cops are the brunt of a heck of a lot of doughnut jokes. And maybe, rightly so. I’ve got to tell you that personally, I’ve never met a doughnut that I didn’t like. So, kid away!
My little doughnut making endeavor started out as a complete failure. I followed a recipe that I found on Pinterest for baked yeast doughnuts. While I was a bit reluctant to bake raised yeast doughnuts, the photos looked good so I thought the recipe would be too - WRONG!
I ended up breaking the failures into pieces and feeding them to our chickens. At least someone was happy with them.
Refusing to accept failure, I decided to make another batch. This time I turned to McCall’s Home-Baked Breads (vintage) cookbook for a recipe. I also decided that raised yeast doughnuts were not meant to be baked and I dug out the shortening, thermometer, and big cooking pot.
This is the first time I’ve ever made raised doughnuts so I was considerably happy with the way they turned out.
What’s your favorite doughnut? Do tell…
*Note – I did not post the recipe for these doughnuts because of the length – email me if you’d like it. For a great picture tutorial (and a similar recipe) on doughnut making check out this post at The Pioneer Woman’s site.