We are on the 3rd day of polar vortex school cancellation and we’ve been busy. Busy making delicious things and staying warm, that is. On the 1st day we made homemade strawberry pop-tarts; They were so fun—more on that in another post. On the 2nd day (yesterday) we made these beautiful doughnuts. And today, the 3rd day, as I’m typing this at the kitchen island, my darling husband is making his beer crust pizza dough and his famous peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies. Sigh.
I adore snow days and having the kids home; It’s like bonus time. We get to make treats and memories and they get a well-deserved break.
This dough is one of the softest, most supple and satisfying doughs I have ever made. Like any yeast dough, these take a bit of time, but much of it is hands off. They also have a bit of a choose-your-own-adventure element, which is always fun; You can fill them or not, fill them with any flavor jam, curd (lemon would be amazing), Nutella, nut butter, cookie butter (!!), vanilla or chocolate custard. You can cut them any size you like, glaze them, toss them in powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or just plain granulated. You can leave them naked and just enjoy the simplicity of warm, fried dough. They are almost too good to be true. One of my boys even said we could sell them for $20 a piece. I laughed of course, but really, they are that good. Continue reading