Doughnuts. I know, they get a bad rap. As they should, really. But who doesn’t love a good doughnut?
When my children were younger, we lived about 5 minutes from a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. Although we passed it nearly every day, we seldom stopped. The health nut in me kept us far away, so trips to Krispy Kreme were only for special occasions such as celebrating the last day of school. When we did go, those visits were pure joy for my children. After all, it’s hard to beat a fresh doughnut. Even now, when we go back to my hometown every summer, our trip is not complete without a stop at Krispy Kreme. It’s funny how in that single moment sitting at a table inside Krispy Kreme, time stood still and all of our worries were forgotten. My two children, wearing silly little paper Krispy Kreme hats, in complete and utter bliss – covered from head to toe in sticky sweetness.
I recently found a recipe I love for homemade doughnuts. It comes from Buns in My Oven. If you’re looking to make doughnuts from scratch, trust me, this is the best website. From traditional glazed blueberry doughnuts to white chocolate mocha (!!!) doughnuts, the options are endless. The pictures alone will make you want to rush into your kitchen and whip up a batch!
For my first attempt, I went with a simple recipe for Vanilla Glazed Vanilla Doughnuts (recipe here). I especially like that the doughnuts are baked and not fried. You’ll need a couple of doughnut pans (thanks, Mom!). The batter is a cinch to put together. Be sure to get your children in on the action – they’ll love dipping the doughnuts in the glaze and topping each one with colorful sprinkles!