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Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Monday, September 3, 2007

It's Time to Make the Doughnuts

Robert and I both love the sour cream doughnuts you can find at Krispy Kreme but we don't have one nearby. So, I decided I would try and make sour cream doughnuts on my own. I found this recipe from Cook's Recipe website. They were easy to make, I made the dough the night before and fried the doughnuts and doughnut holes in the morning. These are good for cake doughnuts but didn't have the richness, moistness and tangy taste that I was looking for. I didn't change the recipe at all, if I try this recipe again I may use more sour cream and less egg to try and replicate the texture and taste we desire.

Sour Cream Doughnuts

Source: www.cooksrecipe.com
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 large eggs1 1/4 cups granulated sugar1 cup (8-ounces) sour cream
Vegetable oil for frying

Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Measure and whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs well with an electric mixer, slowly add the sugar, beating constantly. Add the sour cream, mixing well. Stir in the flour mixture just until well blended. Chill dough for several hours or overnight.
Preheat deep-fat fryer or Dutch oven to 375*F (190*C).
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Allow doughnuts to set for 10 minutes.
Using a pancake turner (dipped first in the hot oil) carefully slide 2 or 3 doughnuts into the hot oil, making sure not to crowd the pan. Fry until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove doughnuts using tongs or wire-mesh strainer. Drain on paper towels.
Combine the glaze ingredients together in a small bowl, mixing well.
Dip warm doughnuts into glaze on both sides and allow excess to drip off. Place doughnuts on wire racks to dry. ( Be sure to place waxed paper beneath the racks to catch any drips.)
Makes about 2 dozen doughnuts.

4 comments:

Beth G. said...

WOW those look incredible! Great Job!!

Carrie said...

These look really good... YUMMY!!!

Brittany said...

YUMMY!! I'm not a huge fan of commercial donuts, and for years thought I just didn't like donuts period. Then I had a homemade one. I was instantly reformed of my pre concieved notions.
Yours looks just mouth watering!

violets said...

I've just found your blog through the blog roll, I've been searching for ages for a krispy kreme doughnut recipe, yours look perfect and thank you.


Vi xx