A couple weeks ago we went to the Apple Orchard and Bella was so excited about apple doughnuts. She talked about them (all day!), she ran to put them into the basket, then she gobbled an entire one in the car on the way home. I can't say I blame her, they are delicious!
So, I thought we'd try to make our own. We browsed around and printed out a recipe. Then found the old doughnut cutter. We mixed up the dough, patted it out, and Bella used the cutter.
We fried them up. Then coated them in cinnamon sugar.
Didn't they turn out pretty?
And a little tasty too.
They weren't as good as the apple orchard's. I thought they had an oily aftertaste. Maybe the orchard uses lard? Or maybe my oil was a little old? (entirely possible). They weren't as much work as I thought they would be, so maybe I will try again using shortening instead of peanut oil. But until then, we are heading back to the apple orchard for our fix!