A few weekends ago, my partner and I went to visit his sister and her family. On the way we stopped at a small farmers market, where we brought some freshly cooked, and still warm doughnuts. The smell was irresistible, I nearly gobbled them up on the way. I’m pleased to say that I resisted until we got there. However since then I have had the desire to make some of my own fresh doughnuts as I have never attempted to make them before. I even had to buy a doughnut cutter from a local shop, I never even knew they made doughnut cutters, I had planned on using some round cookie cutters, but low and behold I found the perfect tool for the job.
I have to say it was quite fun learning how to make a doughnut, and is definitely something I would do again. The smell of freshly cooked doughnuts wafting through the house is quite simply homely.
Please check your first doughnut to make sure its cooked all the way through as this is something I didn’t do, and I had a few raw ones. I can tell from experience, once they have cooled a little and you pop them back in the oil they still wont cook on the inside, just get darker on the outside. Wasted doughnuts, is a very sad thing indeed 🙁