Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I just want a donut

On New Year's Eve, we were out running errands for a party we were hosting that night. I got a crazy craving for donuts. Chocolate donuts. With hot chocolate. We went to a famous chain (America runs on what?!?) and waited in the drive-thru for almost twenty minutes. The kids were going bonkers by the time we got everything, so of course I did not bother to check if my order was right.

Um, no. Stale, deflated jelly donuts with hot chocolate-water, no whipped cream. Man. I never have it in me to take the time to go back and tell them they messed up. I figure they are probably having a pretty rough day.



A few days later, the craving was still there. I remembered I had this recipe in my cook book. I thought I would give it a try. Have you ever made donuts? Lots of work, lots of time, lots of mess.


Don't get me wrong, they were really good. I think I only got to have one. The craving is still there.

So, if you walk by a donut shop and see a crazed brunette with her head stuffed in a donut box, don't worry. It's just me.

28 comments:

APA said...

WOW! Those look not only delicious, but incredibly gorgeous. Is that possible for food? :) Go get yourself a dozen. It's the New Year!

QuiltedSimple said...

The donuts you made look so delicious. Custard filled and creme filled are my downfall!
Kris

Ashley said...

Yum. I've always wanted to make donuts. When the weather starts to cool and the leaves turn colors... it's donut and cider time! Pretty little works of art you made!

misschris said...

I'm like that when I get a craving, too. How disappointing!

But what pretty ones you made instead... they wouldn't last long here, either, I'm afraid.

lucky knitter said...

Those look much better than the fast food type. We made some before Christmas, they were so, so good. There is nothing like a fresh donut, but every inch of the counter was taken up by them and lots of bowls and pans too. They are a special treat!

Renee said...

I'm not a big donut eater, but you've given me a definite cravin!! Your homemade ones look delish.

Carolyn said...

Mmmm...what beautiful doughnuts. I'll add that to my list of cravings. :)

Hilary said...

They look so beautiful and delicious!! Seriously, now I have a craving, too. I've never made homemade donuts before -- in your opinion are they worth the effort?

Missy said...

Those good amazing. Good job! Makes me want to find a doughnut recipe right now. YUM

dana said...

um...your doughnuts look AMAZING.
And I hate the messed up drive-thru order. I've done that before and always double-check now. Lame.
Please stuff your face as soon as possible.

Jessica said...

Oh those donuts! Could you share the recipe??? I have that craving now!

My Love is..... said...

ohhhh Im with u I can never be bothered 2 go back. thanx 4 the recipe link....yum!!

Katie Jean said...

those look delicious, but I just can't believe you made donuts!! You never cease to amaze me!

craftoholic said...

You're too funny!
I was very sad when I discovered that Krispy Kreme had discontinued my favorite donut,'powdered blueberry filled'.

Jessica said...

Got it! Thanks so much!

3 M's said...

That is hilarious! :)
I absolutely understand the feeling!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

LOL I know where you are coming from!;)

amandajean said...

i made donuts with my grandmother once. and man, were they delicious!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I used to watch A LOT of movies (in my life before children) and one line has always stuck with me. Its from a Lethal Weapon sequel...the one that had Joe Pesci in it. Ok, its crude and I try not to be crude on blog comments, but I must this time. The line is:
"Never go through the drive thru! You always get f***ed at the drive thru!" LOL!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Hilarious! If you ever have a craving for white powdered donuts these muffins are not hard to make and taste spot on. We made them for Christmas eve breakfast and they were a hit.


http://bea-blacksheep.blogspot.com/2008/12/doughnut-muffins.html

woolywumpus said...

Oh, is that what a donut is supposed to look like? They don't much resemble the dry, Austin Mini tires you get at most of the chains. If donuts looked like that, I'd definitely eat more donuts! Yummy!

May said...

Make the trek to Brunswick and go to Frosty's Donuts on Maine Street. They are made fresh and are the closest thing to homemade you can buy in a store. Simply wonderful! Plus, you will be supporting a local business instead of a chain. However, when you must go to a chain, I prefer Tim Horton's--dreamy hot cocoa with a slight buttery lilt and multi-layered chocolate taste.

Anonymous said...

What is up with donuts? I just told my husband yesterday, I just want one really good donut. We don't live in an area with a donut shop. I worked in a bakery when I was in college. They made the most incredible yeast donuts - tender and melt in your mouth delicious. I want one of those! Thank you for sharing your craving and I so admire you for getting off the couch and making them - they do look delicious : ) But I understand the need for a donut shop! kathryn

Philigry said...

May,
Yes Frosty's! can you believe I have never been there?! We are going this weekend.
I usually go to Tim Horton's too. Always have great service and delicious hot chocolate! I am done with the other place. Ahem.

Lynette said...

i've always wanted to make donuts. yours look absolutely delicious!

tiennie said...

Oh yum!!

Rachel said...

Homemade donuts don't have to be hard, if you don't mind making them from biscuit dough. No joke. I made my homemade biscuits, cut them into rounds, cut the centers out with a Linzer cookie cutter thingeemabob (what *DO* they call those things) and fried those babies. Seriously. NOT time consuming. One bowl. A stockpot for the oil. A plate for draining them on. And a pie pan for putting the cinnamon sugar in so I could roll the doughnuts. I use a fork for mixing, my hands for patting out...a slotted spoon for the removal of hot fresh donuts...mmmmm.

Here's my biscuit recipe, if you want to try it:

4c self-rising flour
1stick of butter, melted
2c of whole milk

Mix thoroughly, with a fork. Pat out on one thoroughly floured counter, and cut. (if making biscuits, bake at 500 for 10 min on a foil lined cookie sheet. MMMMM--makes 16ish biscuits (depending on how thick you cut them).

It took me a whopping 4 min per donut (flipping halfway) to cook them. A couple of minutes to cool/drain, and then roll in the sugar and cinnamon.

They didn't last long (I've got five children 8 and under...and they like sweets).

Rachel said...

Oh--and I added sugar to the biscuit recipe, when I was making donuts--probably a good 4Tbsp.