Sunday, December 6, 2009

Willoughby's Donut Shop

Last week, I told you that Mr. Willoughby and I like to try new recipes together.  This morning, we decided to try making homemade donuts.  We prefer cake donuts to raised donuts, so we used this recipe.  They were easy and delicious and it didn't take much longer than a trip to the donut shop.  We got 13 donuts, or a baker's dozen,  plus a bunch of little donut holes out of one batch.  We did alter the recipe a bit by leaving out the cinnamon and nutmeg because we wanted to add a variety of toppings to the end product. 


As you can see, we coated some with cinnamon sugar, some with a chocolate glaze and left a few plain.   We used our deep fryer, but I'm sure you could improvise with a deep pan, a few inches of oil and a candy thermometer.

Our son liked them so much he thought we should go into business selling them.  Willoughby's Donut Shop?  I like the sound of that!


Willoughby

27 comments:

Lissaloo said...

I like the sound of that too! I will take a dozen assorted please! :)

Matty said...

Yum. I prefer cake donuts over the raised too. Those chocolate frosted ones? OMG. I think we will try this too.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

How much fun...donut making at Christmastime..they look so good..I would love to have a plain one with my tea this morning....

And Yes! A Donut Shop.....I would LOVE to run a donut shop....

Have a cozy Sunday...

Kary
xxx

Purple Flowers said...

Those donuts look terrific! Are you ready for the donut business?!
:)

Heidi said...

Yum! I love donuts. The only ones i tried making at home use a canned biscuit.

thamesarino said...

oh man, I wish I hadn't read this post! I have been having the WORST sweet tooth ALL.DAY.LONG!!!
now fresh donuts are added to my list of desires I can't fullfill!
They look so yummy!
I wish we had a deep fryer... but then I would use it all the time... and that would be bad for my ever expanding waistline I guess!! : )

kys said...

I have been wanting to make these for a long time. My grandma and I used to do it years ago.

5thsister said...

What lovely donuts! Even though I'm stuffed to the gills, I could make room for one or two of them!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

We love to cook and bake in our family 9we're actually planning on opening a bakery next year) but we have never made homemade donuts. I remember an attempt at my house growing up...the result was OK but not inspiring. Yours look great!

Raoulysgirl said...

Would you send some to your friend Christi?

Pretty please?????????

I love donuts and those look wonderful!!!

Meals by Misty said...

Donuts! So impressive! I've never made anything like this before. I like the cake donuts too. I am wishing I had one right now, one covered in an orange glaze. When I was a little girl, my dad would take me to the local donut place before church and we would get donut holes and orange juice. Yum Yum.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Oh yum! My stomach just growled!

Growing up, my mom used to make doughnuts. I don't know why I never have. I need to get on that! These look so good!

Joanna Jenkins said...

My mouth is watering looking at those yummy donuts! I'll take a dozen of the chocolate one please :-)

xo

Attila The Mom said...

Oh wow, those look just fabulous!!

I just wanted to drop by and thank you for all of your kind words of support during our crisis. Taking the time to check on us really helped keep us sane and I can't tell you how much we appreciate it.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

ATM

5thsister said...

even though you are probably still on a sugar rush, I have some "sugar" for you over at my blog. Come by to pick it up!

L.B. said...

I am in awe. That looks so delicious!

Graceful said...

Oh my gosh those look heavenly...and professional, too! I do think you could open your own shop!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

How much i love chocolate donuts.
Those look devine!
hugs hugs

elvira pajarola said...

.....I am certain I DO KNOW a Place where you would have an immense success selling your sooooo delicious looking donuts!!!!
Just jump onto a plain and come over....!!!!
( and I do believe your son's judgement about the deliciousness of this golden donuts.....)
...
I'll try the recipe 100% and tell you then about my son's judgements...ok?)

have a wonderful week!
ciao elvira

Jennie said...

One of these would be great with my coffee right now! They look delicious!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Those are gorgeous! I would like to try to make some but then I would eat them...like my butt needs to be any bigger!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the kind words for Buddy...it means alot..


kary and buddy
xxx

Amy said...

The donuts look delicious and are so well done! Maybe you should open a donut shop, the name sounds perfect! You'll be the next "Krispy Kreme"!

Jenn Erickson said...

Doughnuts are my greatest weakness and you're look positively professional and divine!

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

Oh yummy! My daughter would love for me to make doughnuts ~ yours look so good!!

Kristin said...

OMG, those look amazing. Totally want to give homemade donuts a whirl now!

sanjeet said...

Those chocolate frosted ones? OMG. I think we will try this too.

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