Snow-day Doughnuts…Snownuts!

Growing up in southern Manitoba means that if you’re lucky you’ll experience a snow-day or two through the long winters…if we were so lucky to get the phone call bright and early that the buses weren’t running or school was cancelled I’m sure you could have heard the cheers all around the world! In our home on said snow-days my mom would often dig out the recipe book and get a large pot of oil on the ready and my middle brother especially would be eagerly ready to help. This meant we were not only getting a snow day, we were also getting a doughnut day!


This winter in particular we’ve had a number of snow days and although my toddler is too young to get the true joy a snow-day brings I chose to carry on the doughnut day tradition that my mom started years ago!

Here’s the recipe I used:

2 tbsp yeast
1/3 cup warm water
1 1/2 cup warm milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup butter
5 cup all-purpose flour

Let the yeast bloom with the water and milk and sugar. Add the eggs then combine with remaining ingredients.

Mix dough and knead well then let rise for one hour. Roll out to approximately 1/2-3/4 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Let rise for another hour. Heat oil and fry doughnuts until golden brown on all sides. ( I use chopsticks to turn the doughnuts and tongs to remove them.) Let dry on paper towels then glaze or fill and frost to your liking!

Today we glazed some then sprinkled with snowflakes and filled some with triple berry jam and then tossed in icing sugar! A delicious way to spend a snow-day!!!


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