Happy (almost) 4th of July!!
I’ve got something awesome for you guys today and, if you couldn’t tell by the title, it’s something I’m pretty excited about!!
Homemade DONUTS!! And the obviously had to be themed because of the holiday, but these are seriously perfect for any time of year and take 30 minutes from start to finish. I swear.
I’m not sure why I thought making donuts would be a lot more labor intensive than it was, but really it was so manageable and they only required 10 minutes of baking time so you don’t need your oven on for very long! A major plus in this heat.
I mean, look at that glaze!!
And these were a pretty big hit here with everyone so I can pretty much guarantee that these are a sure fire hit. My only issue was with the glaze, I wanted something a bit thicker. But I will have to keep working on it for my next round 🙂
And if you can imagine between moving and now house hunting, things have been pretty crazy around here. So thanks for sticking with me!
Know that I am really trying my best to get recipes out as well as balancing normal life, and sometimes the normal/boring life stuff wins. But I do have a great summer salad recipe coming your way soon.
So don’t think I’ve forgotten about you!
Now go and have an AMAZING 4th of July weekend!
- 2 cups cake flour
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup of milk
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbs. shortening
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. pie seasoning
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ¼ tsp. vanilla
- 4 tbs. water
- Preheat the oven to 325 and lightly oil the donut pans.
- In a large bowl, add the flour, baking soda, sugar, and spices as well as the salt and whisk together
- In a small bowl, add the milk, eggs (pre-beaten), vanilla and shortening and whisk together.
- Add the wet to the dry and mix until well combined.
- To fill the donut pans, I used a squeezy bottle (shown above) and filled each cup about ¾ of the way full.
- Place in the oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until the donuts spring back when touched.
- Set out to cool before glazing.
- To make the glaze, add the confectioners sugar to a medium-sized bowl and slowly add the water and vanilla until you reach a consistency you like.