Sunday, January 12, 2020

Homemade doughnuts

Today the oldest and I made homemade doughnuts from the Magnolia Table cookbook. 

I remember my grandma occasionally making doughnuts on Sundays. Here we are using her measuring spoons, cutting board and biscuit cutter. Not the yellow plastic thing, that's a playdoh toy. I couldn't find anything else to cut the centers out with but, hey, it worked.

Here they are frying in my great uncle's cast iron Dutch oven.

And here are some of them after we all attacked the platter. The recipe made a dozen as promised. They were hands down the best donuts I've ever had, cost about a dollar and were made in an hour.  We made plain, powdered sugar and maple glazed. The glaze used up the last of the maple syrup that I made in the spring.

Homemade doughnuts are absolutely going to happen often here. Our waistlines thank us.

Magnolia Table is such a fun book. I had borrowed it from the library and, while not cooking anything from it then, enjoyed reading it so much that by the time I remembered to take it back we had a library fine of $7. After so much Jamie Oliver cooking it was intoxicating to read terms like " Hellman's mayonaise,", "Jimmy Dean sausage" and " Velveeta cheese" used over and over. So Santa got me a copy for Christmas and I am very happy.


  1. We are not a follower of Jamie Oliver, at this point (we are losing weight) we are using a pinch of nome, and enjoying all the flavours.

  2. I remember homemade donuts growing up. They are so good!