I’ve got to tell you that I’ve never met a doughnut that I didn’t like. So, I decided to try my hand at making homemade doughnuts.
However, 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! To put it (not so) nicely – the recipe for the baked doughnuts – sucked… I wasted my ingredients and my time. I got what turned out to be a cross between a rock and a burnt bagel. Don’t believe me?
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 so I dug out the shortening, thermometer, and big cooking pot. Fortunately, I had success!
These doughnuts were light and airy and tasted delicious just like doughnuts should.
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?
For a great picture tutorial (and a similar recipe) on doughnut making check out this post at The Pioneer Woman’s site.