"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Homemade Krispy Kreme Donuts

I found a recipe for homemade donuts that were supposed to be Krispy Kreme knockoffs quite some time ago. But making and glazing donuts is a fairly time-consuming project. And takes way too much time for breakfast unless I want to get up at 5a.m. (I do not). So instead I spent my entire morning/early afternoon making donuts today. 

The second rise. Look at the cute little donut holes!
The missing piece of the puzzle to make these a reality was a donut cutter. Like a cookie cutter, but for donuts. (You could also use two different size biscuit cutters, but I don't have time for that!). My mom-in-law got me one on the same birthday shopping trip that produced the pie crust cookie cutters

See the inner circle to punch out the hole? 
These were much thicker than the other half of the dough. Popped up nicely in the oil!
I fried the donuts at about 350 degrees for MAYBE 30 seconds each, and then Brian glazed them. 

Not a healthy snack.

But oh so delicious. 
And finally the finished product!

Donut holes!

It was definitely worth the time, and I'm glad I finally just broke down and made them once, but this is an "every once in awhile" recipe. Or special occasion type of thing. :) And the taste is actually pretty darn close to the original! Less vanilla in the glaze next time, but other than that, I'm not sure I could get any closer without having their secret recipe. And considering the closest store is in Kettering, these are the only ones we'll be having any time soon. :)

1 comment:

  1. How have I not seen this post before?!! I want I want I want!!!


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