Friday, February 8, 2013

Doughnut Making




A yearly tradition-



Doughnut Making.



All the womenfolk from my family (mom, sisters, and sister-in-laws) get together once a year to make homemade doughnuts. Typically it is not on the actual Fausnaught Day but just whenever it suits us to get together.



This is one of those jobs that I would never tackle alone.



But with lots of help it is lots of fun.



Even the children were given a glob of dough to shape. (But their dough saw the floor enough times that their dough was not eaten!)



The final result was about 38 dozen doughnuts which were divided between the six families that helped to make them and shared with friends.



By the end of the day I felt like a grease-sodden lump of dough myself, but with doughnuts in the freezer, memories of this day will live on.

Thankfully, my day ended better than last year!
If you want to share in the fun, you can find my mom's potato doughnut recipe here.

16 comments :

  1. Oh my! Those look DELICIOUS!!! I really (really, really) wish donuts were healthy! I LOVE them!

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  2. Such fun doing this with family!

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  3. Oh how fun! I would love to do this with the women folk in my family! Yoummy too, I like the idea of the filled ones. I think we will just have to give these a try......Thanks for posting!
    Blessings

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  4. Oh that's right Fausnaught Day is next week. I made buttermilk doughnuts last year but thinking of trying your recipe this time around - they look yummy.

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  5. These look delicious! I would love to participate in your doughnut making. It looks like so much fun. I did click on the recipe and was wondering if you had any idea how many doughnuts one batch would make. Thanks for sharing all your fun with us! Enjoy your day and God bless.

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    1. The number of doughnuts you will get depend upon how large you make your doughnuts. For the size we were making, we got about 65 doughnuts per batch.

      I recommend making one batch the first time - and not SEVEN like we did this year!
      Gina

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  6. Hi Gina,

    I've been reading your wonderful blog for awhile now. Thanks so much for writing and sharing your adventures with us :) You're an inspiration to me. I'm trying to be a nice Godly woman (which is really hard actually! I'm kind of petty and I'm extremely jealous when it comes to my husband!) I also want to be a good housewife and mom. So your blog is really a blessing :) <3 hope that wasn't overshare (I don't struggle with honesty and frankness so much! ;) But I was wondering: how do you get your donuts to rise so tall? I made donuts a couple of months ago and they were pretty low rising, and when I touched them they..."de-poofed!"

    Thanks so much!
    Tiana.

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    1. Tiana,
      I'm not sure what we do. This recipe just always works. When we pick up the donuts to drop them in the hot oil, they do deflate a little. But in the heat, they plump up again just like bread will give a burst of rise in a hot oven.
      Gina

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  7. Beautiful doughnuts. Now I am sitting here this morning looking at this cup of coffee wanting a doughnut to go with it. CQ

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  8. Oh these look wonderful! I think we are going to have to give this a try!

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  9. I read the donut recipe and my hubby says no, I want you to make the ones that came with the donut dropper thingee. We don't know what to call it. Might have a donut day real soon.

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  10. How do you store them in the freezer and how long will they still taste good coming out of the freezer?
    ~mamabeanof4

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    1. I put them in plastic containers or bags. They taste great for several weeks; they are always gone by then!
      Gina

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  11. I see some of the donuts being filled. Would you share what the filling is? Thanks! Nola

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    1. Nola -
      We used two different kinds of cream fillings. One was a from Glenwood in long plastic bag tubes. We also mixed up some filling. I don't even have the recipe. If you want to try it, give my mom a call.
      Gina

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  12. OK- dying for the recipe now! What a wonderful family tradition....

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