Time to make the Doughnuts!!
I am not a fan of doughnuts. I don't really like them. But there is one tiny exception to this. My Mama made the best doughnuts. They are heavenly. I have watched my Mema make them with my mom and my aunts. My sister and I have helped my mom make them. But I have never attempted them on my own. I wasn't allowed to. When my sister and I helped my mom, we were not allowed to do the frying. That task was reserved for my mom. I mean seriously, we could have gotten burned! lol I kept reminding her that I am actually an adult. I have managed to raise a few kids and so far they are all ok, well at least relatively speaking...but to no avail. No frying for me. I love my mom. She makes me smile. :)
Any whoooo, Some of our favorite Roses were coming for a visit. Jon, Raeleen and Ethan came for a visit this weekend and I thought that it would be fun to give doughnuts a try. I used my Mama's recipe, my mom's doughnut cutters and sticks and swore a blood oath to my mom that I would not burn myself. (I must admit that I was a little bit nervous.) It was game time! I mixed up the dough and let it raise and then we got to the task at hand....
The Roller/Cutters...Raeleen and Hannah
The Glazers...Coley and Gia
The Fryer...(Oh yeah!!!) Me!!!
It took me a few batches to get the hang of the timing and what not, but I think that I figured it out. The first few were too dark, the next few weren't quite done, but after trial and error, I (finally) got it. Here is the result:
The deliciousness that was the result...23 dozen doughnuts!
I called my mom and asked her if Vitamin E was what you put on burns. She did not find my lame attempt at humor funny, but I got a little giggle out of it. Thankfully we all managed to complete the doughnuts unscathed. Well, aside from the 6 pounds that I gained. ;)