Two of our sisters, Camille and Kristen, both worked at a doughnut shop in high school. Our close family friends owned a Daylight Donuts so Camille and Kristen went to work! I was too young to have a job, but remember thinking how they had one of the greatest jobs of all time. They got to bring home all of the leftover doughnuts at the end of the day. Our family finally got to the point where we started getting a little sick of having doughnuts so frequently, so we would hand them out to our neighbors. We had quite the fan club! It still broke my heart a little giving those scrumptious doughnuts away.I still love a good doughnut every now and then, especially if it smothered in chocolate.
I don't know if there is anything better than a fresh, hot spudnut! I hate to admit this, but my darling husband was the one who actually made these. He knows the way to my hungry, pregnant heart! He was up so early making dough, letting it rise and cutting out the doughnuts. How did I get so lucky?!
We made a glaze as well as chocolate frosting for our spudnuts, but you could try just about any topping you like!
I think that the doughnut holes may have been the best part! Mmm Mm! They just melt in your mouth!
Homemade Spudnuts Recipe:
If you want to share with a lot of people....do the full recipe. If you just want to share with several.....do half the batch. The full recipe made just over 150 spudnuts with about 3 dozen doughnut holes.
4 c. milk
1 c. sugar
1 c. shortening
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbl. vanilla
2 pkg. yeast
1 c. warm potato water (water that potatoes have been boiled in)
1 c. mashed potato
Mix the above ingredients and let set about 30 minutes or until foamy.Then add:
4 well beaten eggs
1 Tbl. salt
12 c. flour
Knead, let rise until double in size. Roll out about 3/4" thick, cut as for doughnuts (we used two different sizes of circle cookie cutters). Let rise until double in size. Cook in hot vegetable oil, flipping when one side is golden. While still hot dip, in glaze.
1/2 c. boiling water
1 lb. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbl. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbl. milk or water
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Slowly stir in milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until silky and smooth. If you need a touch more milk to make this a dippable glaze, add a bit more.Dip doughnuts in chocolate glaze and let rest to harden slightly.