mmmmmm, don't they look yummy? and pretty? perfectly fried, nice shiny glaze....
don't let their looks fool you.
they were baaaaaaaaad donuts. Mostly, I think, because I used canola oil to fry them. I should have listened to Glynis. She warned me about the after-off taste frying with canola oil can give your food. "Use vegetable oil", she said. I had momentary memory loss about the frying conversation I had had with Glynis, until my husband goes, "they look good" and then took a bite and said "they taste funny". Thaaaaaaat's when I remembered the oil thing.
I guess though, even if they would have turned out more to my expectations, it was a lot of work for a few pesky donuts. Especially since Lamar's is less than 1/2 mile away.
So here's the breakdown:
the pro's- um, it was fun spending the afternoon with a friend, making a mess in the kitchen.
the con's- like I said, it was a lot of work, it made my house smell like oil for a couple of days, and Lamar's has a way better product.
Have you ever made raised/glazed donuts at home before? What's your trick if they turned out great? What's the trick to donut store glaze? Inquiring minds want to know!
So, if you made it through my donut review, congratulations. Now you get to see who won the pillow.
and the winner is..... #42 Paulette Doyle!
I'll email you in a few to get your info Paulette!