My mother is on a new kick that involves making more of the baked goodies she loves to purchase from neighborhood coffee shops in her own oven. From bread to cookies to, yes, even doughnuts, she is looking to find new ways to bake.
For the most part, it is a money-saving technique. For what she spends on a doughnut at Winchell’s, she could make a dozen of them at home. Personally, I applaud her efforts. While making them at home is a bit more of a commitment than forking over a few bucks to the cashier for a chocolate glaze, it’s also better for her. There isn’t as much fat in a baked donut and not nearly as much preservatives or butter.
For her birthday, I told her I would purchase a doughnut pan to help her in her effort to turn her kitchen into a personal bakery. Since Mike and I have been experimenting with different types of doughnut recipes, I figured I would create a few cards with our favs to get her going.