I’ve been trying to do things in the house that will help Dixie our foster dog become acclimated to living life in a home. I’ve tried to sweep more, clang dishes, run the washing machine..all things that she will hear in her next home. Today I wanted to spend a little time in the kitchen making food to see how she’d be with that. So before long I found myself making a Kramer family favorite, dough nut holes. I’ve been making these for many years and the recipe came from Judy Treloar. She is actually known in our area for making them!
These taste a lot like cake dough nuts. Don’t mind that they aren’t necessarily circular…remember, this isn’t a foodie blog.
2 c flour
2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1 1/2 T veg oil
1/2 c sugar
1 c applesauce
Drop by a spoon into HOT oil. Deep fry balls flipping so each side is golden. Drain on paper towel. Roll in 1/2 c sugar and 1 t cinnamon.
I made many, many, many of these when I was doing childcare. I made at least a double batch once a week. The kids loved them. Sometimes I would make them look like acorns by melting chocolate and dipping half of the ball in chocolate-then chopped nuts-then adding a stick pretzel piece for the stem of an acorn. Here’s a link to photos so you can see what I mean. It’s a cute breakfast idea for Thanksgiving.
Whether plain or dipped in chocolate they are a family favorite!