Sunday, December 13, 2009
Our family discovered a fun new tradition this week. When I was looking through the ads on Sunday, I noticed that K-mart had something called a "Mini-donut" maker on sale. I have been dying to try making homemade donuts as a holiday tradition, but I have to admit, I am scared to death of frying things with oil. I have never attempted it. I have always been scared of hot oil, but a few years ago my husband had a cousin who's wife was severely burned in a fluke oil fire when they were cooking scones. Since then I have been petrified of it. Anyway, I went to K-mart to check it out and sure enough it is a super cool device. It only cost me $16.99 and it bakes the mini donuts instead of frying them, so they are slightly more heathly and they only take 4 minutes to make! PERFECT for a family of small children. I did a search looking for recipes because it only comes with one, which we thought was great, but I was looking for a chocolate one, and several people complained that the donuts weren't good. If you are expecting a Krispy Kreme, you're not going to get it. These are cake donuts. They taste a lot like the little powdered hostess ones that the kids love, but better because they are hot and fresh. Anyway, if you are looking for a fun thing to try with your family, I would definitely recommend a mini-donut maker!