Monday, March 10, 2008

Donut Heaven

There just aren't too many people out there who adore donuts like Brian and I do. Don't try and argue this point. I know it's true. Trust me. It is such a strong gene he and I both carry that it has been passed on to Jacob, for sure.

So, recently Dawn had a lovely post about our favorite, donuts. She passed on the recipe for baked donuts and linked to the pans she uses. I drooled and then immediately ordered two pans from (so I could make a complete dozen at once, of course.)

Well, they came about a week and a half ago and we haven't had time to try them out. I didn't want to make them in an unceremonious sort of way. These donuts needed a proper event! So I had planned to come home from Mass yesterday and make a lovely Sunday donut brunch. Oh, my goodness. Not only were the donuts delicious, but the whole brunch outside with our little family was a treasured time.

The recipe was super easy to make. The donuts baked up just like they should. The pans cleaned off like a dream. AND THEY WERE SO GOOD!!! Now, mind you they are not fried yeast donuts, but cake donuts. I was thrilled with how they turned out. I made a powdered sugar/milk/vanilla glaze for some and dyed it yellow since it was such a gorgeous sunny day. The others I dipped in a cinnamon and sugar mixture. They were both super. There was not one left. The kids ate them all - REALLY!

Thanks Dawn for blogging about these. We are forever grateful!

We will certainly be doing these again soon and very often.

P.S. For those of you who count Weight Watchers points: these turn out to be 4 points a piece, unlike most other donuts that are 6 or 7 points each. Yahoo!!!


Melissa said...

Oh, Celeste, you are CRUEL!!! I'm reading this right before bed and now I'm REALLY WANTING DONUTS!!! :) They look and sound delicious, I am going to have to try those for sure!

Jen said...

Oh my! Oh my! If my dear husband hadn't given up sweets for Lent, I would bake these in a heartbeat (or, at least order the pan first). But, he did, so I cannot be cruel. :-) They look wonderful, and four points is great to boot!

Jill said...

I am a bit odd in that I don't ever really crave donuts. (Cookies are my 'addiction.') But, those look so pretty that I would feel like making them just for fun (and I'm sure I could get a few takers for eating them!

That's so cute about you and your husband having the same love of donuts. :)

GAMMA said...

So much are donuts in their genes, Andrew was born on NATIONAL DONUT DAY!!!