Tuesday, May 17, 2011


"If God had intended us to follow recipes,
 He wouldn't have given us Grandmother's."

~ Linda Henley

She asks every morning for one
and every morning  I say No...
until now. 

I found a recipe for the two
of us to follow...I am a grandmother
so it's in my job description....
and we set to work.

Everyone  should have a donut
at least once in a lifetime. xx

2 packages yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup coconut oil
5 cups all - purpose flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water until bubbly, about 10 minutes.
Add sugar, milk, salt , eggs, and oil. Mix well. Slowly add flour
mixing well. Knead until smooth. Cover and let rise until double,
about 1-11/2 hours.
Roll  1/2 inch thick and cut out donuts [I used a biscuit cutter and the top to a spice bottle].
Let rise 30 minutes.
Heat oil to 350 degrees. Fry in small batches, turning to brown both sides.

Dip in icing:
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2-4 tablespoons hot water.
Mix well until smooth.


  1. Those donuts look delicious. Beautiful pictures... beautifully said! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I told the kids about your donuts-now they want to try....thanks for the recipe. Just what I DON'T need.

  3. Oh they look delicious! I bet she will be asking to make them more often :)

  4. Tracey, your grandaughter is just precious! I have a Rod and Staff (mennonite publishers) where the mom and child make doughnuts together! LOVE it! Now, I am going to surprise my children with some this morning! Thank you! They are beautiful and I am sure delicious. Now you just need some ice-cold goat milk to go with!

  5. So lovely! They look great. We are going to have a baking day once school lets out so the kids can do their own baking and cooking. You are an awesome grandma!

  6. YUM! I love donuts! sometimes I even make them...

  7. And what a wonderful grandmother you are :). She is so fortunate to have you and all the things you share and offer. Those donuts look divine, btw.

  8. I make donuts once a year and here's the deal.
    Right now while the process is fresh in your mind I'll say that I make them at 6:00 in the morning, the second weekend in December. My girls participate in a Christmas bazaar each year and we want the donuts fresh...
    So we cook and bake like crazy the day before, set everything up the night before, then make donuts in the morning to be fresh on the table by 8:30 that morning. Maybe to some high energy person this is not impressive. Trust me when I tell you that every year it just about does me in...

    Blessings, Debbie

  9. YUM! Those look soo sooo good! I am going to have to get a donut cutter and make some really soon!

  10. hi tracey,
    thanks for commenting on our blog. and good luck on winning the artsy ants giveaway!

    the pictures look great, mouthwatering actually. i'd love to try your recipe although i have never tried making donuts before.

  11. Those Doughnuts look delicious!!!! I hope Beatrix is still behaving. I told mom (No Spring Chicken) That we would love a picture of her!

  12. YUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMM!!! I love the glaze!

  13. Oh my, these look fantastic....I just might have to try them...

  14. Yummmm...... Your are making me want to break out the mill and start baking!

  15. Your granddaughter is so lucky to have you! My grandmother was a wonderful cook and I have so many memories being in her kitchen. Those donuts look delicious too.

  16. How did you know doughnuts are my favorite?! I call them "the precious" LOL Your recipe sounds yummy! Maybe Mikaela and I will try to make some. Em is just precious! Glad you are doing this with her.

  17. I just heard this evening that is was donut day - I missed out on the free donuts! Yours look great - nice and soft, not dense like the ones I've made in the past.