I was going to make malassadas for Mardi Gras tomorrow. Instead, my family and I had a hankering for homemade donuts yesterday. After eating our fill and then some, I don't think we will be in the mood for anymore sugary, fried dough any time soon. I used the Better Homes and Garden cookbook yeast donuts recipe.
Rolling out the dough
Cutting the donuts out and waiting for them to rise
I don't have a donut cutter so I make do with a salmon can and the top of my whistling teapot. As you can see, it does the job.
I used my old Frybaby. But I had to fry the donuts one at a time. Next time, I think I will use a cast iron skillet. My friend gave me the above cookie sheet/rack which also has a cover for it. Very convenient when making cookies and donuts.
The recipe called for a powered sugar icing. My husband preferred sugar donuts so sugar donuts it was. I used one cup sugar in a brown paper bag to cook 20 donuts and donut holes.