I vividly remember as a kid my mom making doughnuts. I loved doughnut making days. I’m lucky and inherited her cookbook….It’s beat up and worn badly. It’s falling apart. But I’ve been able to find a good copy at a thrift store and on doughnut making days, it comes out. My mom’s is retired as there are lots of handwritten recipes stuck inside the book and I don’t want to loose any of them.
On doughnut days I grab this cookbook…..
I flip to this recipe….
But it’s a multi-purpose recipe so I end up flipping back to this page.
I try to make them on days when kids are around be that my own kids…or my childcare kids. I want to pass on that same doughnut day memory my mom gave to me. So often people want to “make memories” with their kids and do it by doing big expensive things. Not me. Making memories is as simple as making doughnuts.
I didn’t realize this doughnut making day was going to turn into a blog post so I didn’t take lots of pictures…I did catch a few though.
Kneading the dough….
Frying the doughnuts….
Hubby LOVES maple frosting. So do my own kids. That’s what I made for the ones that are on the upper right. The others…chocolate frosting. That was what the kiddos wanted.
For frosting I make a cream cheese frosting.
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 stick margarine
2 Tablespoons of milk
For me I split the mixture in half.
In the chocolate batch I add 1/4 cup cocoa and 2 teaspoons vanilla plus enough powdered sugar to make a nice consistency.
I the maple batch I add 1 Tablespoon of maple flavoring and enough powdered sugar to make a nice consistency.
YUM!! These don’t hold over to the next day very well so find friends and share!! My own kids LOVE them and I get a “mom of the day” award. I like those days…what I like best is hearing the kids remember foods and dishes I make. It just reinforces my belief that no money is needed to “make memories”.