Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Krispy Kreme Donuts

Happy Thanksgiving! Or Kanksgizzin, as my silly kids like to call it. What are your plans for this wonderful holiday? Going to snuggle in at home, travel to see family, or maybe going out for Thanksgiving? Whatever you do, I hope it's wonderful!

I feel a bit hypocritical posting a recipe for fried donuts, after plastering my Livefit launch all over my blog. However, in my defense, these were made long before we started, and c'mon, its time to indulge a bit right? As I've mentioned a few times, my husband and I have very different tastes. While I'm usually in the mood for something savory and salty (cheeseburgers, pizza, chips, etc), my husband has a MAJOR sweet-tooth. He could eat cookies and cheesecake for every meal, if allowed, and would wake up the next morning feeling great. Needless to say, this program that we've been doing has posed some pretty serious cravings for my "sweets loving" husband, but he's been staying strong, bless him.

These donuts were something he made a few months ago. He loves Krispy Kreme, and since we don't have one readily available to us, he found the recipe and whipped them up himself. Not even being a fan of donuts, I do have to say, these were pretty fantastic. If you're only interested in having one or two, I suggest halving the recipe, because it's really hard to stop!

Krispy Kreme Donuts


2 cups scalded milk
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons yeast
4 eggs ( beaten)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
7 cups sifted flour

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cold water


1. Mix together ingredients for glaze.
2. Melt butter in hot milk, add 1 tsp sugar and salt. Allow to cool.
3. Beat in yeast, nutmeg, eggs, remaining sugar, and 3 cups flour.
4. Add rest of flour (dough will be sticky).
5. Knead for 5 minutes then allow to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.
6. Roll out dough, cut into shapes.
7. Do not re-roll dough, then allow to rise for 30-45 minutes.
8. Heat oil to 365° and fry 1 - 2 minutes on each side or until brown. Toss in the doughnut holes first, let those cook, and then proceed to cooking the donuts.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I happen to be very grateful to all of you for your friendship and support. Have a safe and delicious weekend!


Erica said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I hope you enjoy lots of time with your beautiful family :) I'm not much for donuts...I'm a salty gal too!

Kim said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

I have an insatiable sweet tooth that always gets me into trouble. These donuts look unbelievable. I bet they were better than Krispy Kreme.

Dining Alone said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Everyone needs a good fried donut every once in a while!

Anonymous said...

OMG, those look amazing! I first had Krispy Kreme donuts in Virginia, when my Dad pointed out the "warm" sign on!

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful my Mom's surgery went well today, she's in recover now and hopefully will be home this weekend! :D

Pam said...

How tempting do these donuts look?!?! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Barbara said...

There's a Krispy Kreme down the street. I try to avoid it as much as possible. :)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
That Donuts look like delicious.
I'll tell my girlfriend to try your receipt.
I'm much for donuts

Julie said...

Yeah, there's no way I could stop. Good thing they are only on the screen..ha! Hope you have a great thanksgiving :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! My husband would love me forever if I made these!

Mary said...

These really are a temptation. I love really good donuts and yours fall into that category. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Carmen Rosa said...

That Donuts look like delicious!!!!

Chris said...

I am more in line with your snack tastes, savory, salty, spicy. But once or twice a year I get a craving for a hot and fresh Krispy Kreme and nothing else will do.

Beth said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! These doughnuts look really tempting!

Joanne said...

I was totally going to call you on this, but we really do all need to indulge sometimes! These look awesome.
Happy Thanksgiving, love!

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Reeni said...

Homemade donuts are the best! I'd rather eat sweets too - even though they don't always agree with me - I get sugar hangovers. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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Velva said...

I can see why it would be hard to stop....I never thought to make a version of Krispy Creme donuts. Oh boy!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Teresa.


Val said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!! I heart krispy kremes!

Rachel said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too. The donuts look divine.

Emily Malloy said...


EAT! said...

I just may have to make these donuts ... soon.

sami smeth said...

Kreme Donuts is my favorite food. I always remember its taste.

Barbara Bakes said...

I got a donut pan for Christmas so I was drawn to this post. I wonder if I could do a baked version. Wishing you a new year filled with all you favorite things.