Last Sunday, we had a family dinner at my parents' home because one of my sisters & her newborn baby were getting ready to head back home to Idaho and we needed one last excuse to hang-out and eat food before she left. We decided to make our Baked recipe for the week since it looked like something we could make fairly quickly after dinner was cleaned up. My mom did most of the mixing & cooking and I took photos and worked on dresses that I'm sewing/smocking for my girls.
We "decorated" our doughnuts with chocolate frosting, vanilla frosting, cinnamon & sugar, sprinkles, coconut flakes, & slice almonds. The cinnamon-sugar-coated doughnuts were definitely my favorite!! And I think this might be a favorite doughnut recipe for me. I loved the spices that were mixed into the dough, the texture was very nice, and cake doughnuts always rate high on my list.
If you are interested in the recipe or seeing the results of other bakers, go HERE.
Finally, I was wondering how all of YOU fry food. My mom takes her cast iron dutch ovens outside and she has a whole set-up for making her french fries, doughnuts, etc out at one end of her yard. When we made the doughnuts, she plugged her electric skillet into an outlet on the patio and did our frying there since this was a pretty quick recipe. She said that she has tried those non-stick frying appliances that have a lid that closes but that the non-stick material comes off after a while because of the high temperatures. So, what's the best way to fry without making a horrible mess in the kitchen and stinking up the whole house??