Time To Make The Doughnuts!

What? A doughnut event? I am smiling thinking that while you were sleeping and dreaming away, Peabody and I were rubbing our hands together and scheming about an all doughnut fry fest. Oh yeah! Bring it on!! We love anything with butter, flour, eggs and sugar but more so when deep fried and maybe drenched in caramel or toffee sauce! We know you have been craving some doughnut goodness and looking at all the countries around us, we can tell that there are lots of local specialties involving fried dough. We also realize that some of you are paying attention to their waistline this time of year, so we are ok with baked doughnuts, don’t make it a habit though, that will break our hearts! You don’t have to own a deep fryer to participate either, any form of pan frying can do (don’t go justify to your better half your latest appliance purchase and blaming it on us!!).

Our only “requirements” are that your entry be a sweet one (plain, or fruit filled or other), and one you make especially for the event….because…well, that’s just us!

To participate, make and post some doughnuts between now and February 12th send us your entry at mytarteletteATgmailDOTcom or luvbriereATgmailDOTcom with the following information:
* Name
* Blog name
* Blog URL
* Post title or Name of dish
* Post URL
* Picture

Round up on both our blogs on the 15th!

You can also find notification of this even on Is My Blog Burning, graciously maintained by Andrew.





40 responses to “Time To Make The Doughnuts!”

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums Avatar
    Rosa's Yummy Yums

    A great idea! I hope I can participate as I love doughnuts, but never made any…



  2. Emily Avatar

    Fabulous idea! I’m in.

  3. Pille Avatar

    This is wonderful – and a great opportunity, as I can submit my melt-in-your-mouth curd cheese donuts I made last weekend:9

  4. Evelin Avatar

    You’re cruel!:)

    But, fortunately, I’ve got a childhood favourite I haven’t eaten for…well…for ages! So be ready for my ‘kohupiimapontšikud’:)

  5. Anonymous Avatar

    Ooooh, I’m so excited to try this! I love fried dough! I’ll be vigorously working on mine…

  6. breadchick Avatar

    This is too funny!! I was just looking at the “Donut” cookbook that Ivonne sent me and said to myself, I need to make donuts this weekend. Now I have the perfect excuse to do it!!

    Not to mention, Paczki Day is right around the corner…

  7. Katy Avatar

    ohh! that’s quite a challenge. but i remember seeing on someone’s blog (no idea whose, but that’s what google is for) a recipe for baked donuts — would those be allowed?

  8. Helene Avatar

    Katy: I have a couple of baked donuts on this site and yes they are allowed.

  9. Anonymous Avatar

    MMmmmmmmmm! Great event!

  10. Aimée Avatar

    Good idea! I wanted to do doughnuts for a book party I have coming up soon. This will be a good reason to document them!

  11. Mallow Avatar

    Doughnuts are my favorite treat, but I haven’t made them in years! I can’t wait!

  12. Deborah Avatar

    You know my husband is going to love you now!!

  13. Anonymous Avatar

    Never made them before. Great opportunity to practice yeast and frying…

  14. LizNoVeggieGirl Avatar

    unfortunately, schoolwork and other daily activities will prevent me from having time to participate in this event :0( but I can’t wait to view the round-up!!

  15. Fruit tart Avatar
    Fruit tart

    Oh, how did you know? I haven’t had homemade doughnuts for *years* and was just looking at them in the King Arthur cookbook I got for Christmas! What an excellent excuse to make them. Oh honey, I have to . . . for the blog! 😉

  16. creampuff Avatar

    Count me in!

  17. Anonymous Avatar

    What a great event! My favorite fried dough treat is the Dutch Oliebollen…love them! 🙂 Hope I get to join this…

  18. Anonymous Avatar

    Oh I’ve been away too long! So many beautiful things to drool over and now I’ve got to make doughnuts. Woe is me…

  19. Anonymous Avatar

    Mmmmm. Doughnuts… I’ll have to work something up for sure.

  20. Mandy Avatar

    I have never made doughnuts before, so this event is really tempting. I will try to make a batch if my mum allows me to fry them in her new kitchen! 🙂

  21. evinrude Avatar

    oh my! i was just going to check your blog for the beignets that you made last year! mmmmmm~ doughnuts!~ yum!

  22. Celeste Avatar

    k, I’ve never done a blogging event before, but I LOVE your blog! Do I need to post my recipe on my blog with the picture and all that? Thanks

  23. Susan @ SGCC Avatar
    Susan @ SGCC

    Sounds like this will be a great event! Do you consider beignets to be doughnuts too? Just keeping my options open. 😉

  24. Madam Chow Avatar
    Madam Chow

    Woo-hoo! I have a gallon of canola oil that I bought a few months ago with the intent of making donuts, and then I got side tracked. Thank you for giving me the incentive to use it! I’m so excited!

  25. SteamyKitchen Avatar

    I made chocolate filled beignets.
    But too hungry and didn’t take pics.

    (sigh) oh dear, must make them again!

    Look at all I do in the name of blogging.


  26. Barbara Avatar

    If my kitchen utensils arrive in time I shall enter Helen.

  27. Unknown Avatar

    count me in, Helen!!

  28. ostwestwind Avatar

    May I post my doughnuts earlier than February 12th?

  29. Helene Avatar

    Ostwestwind: Yes you may, just like most blogging event you can post between now and the deadline.

  30. Gretchen Noelle Avatar
    Gretchen Noelle

    Ooohhh! I know just the thing to make! Thanks!!!

  31. Unknown Avatar

    Hi Helene!
    I’ve commented on your blog before (your blog is my favourite pastry blog!) I have a doughnut related question. I just started (another) job making desserts once a week at a restaurant (this one is in addition to my full time job). Anyway, since I’m only in there once a week, I need to stock up the pastry section. Do you by any chance have a good doughnut recipe that freezes well??

    Thanks in advance,

  32. Helene Avatar

    Rachel: congratulations on the pastry job! Could you email me at marinette1ATcomcastDOTnet so I can forward the recipes I have for you? Thanks!

  33. Marisa Avatar

    i love your blog!! i’m one of the new non-blogging members of the daring bakers. my husband peeked when i was looking at this so i HAD to make him doughnuts! (he’s a police officer, i’m sure he has enough at work) but i must say, they were fabulous! I made baked doughnuts and then made him bring them to work with him. All of the other officers told me they expect doughnuts regularly now LOL. So thanks for another push to make something i’ve never made before =)

  34. Anonymous Avatar

    Oh I am so IN. Great idea!

  35. Emma Nowell Avatar
    Emma Nowell

    I’m in! What a good excuse :). When you said to submit two different doughnuts, was that from two different recipes or just two versions from the same batch?

  36. Helene Avatar

    Emma: I re-read the post and I don’t see where it says to enter 2 dounghut recipe: “Our only “requirements” are that your entry be a sweet one (plain, or fruit filled or other), and one you make especially for the event…”

  37. RecipeGirl Avatar

    Sounds like fun! Something I’ve never made… I’m sure my 6 year old will appreciate this event!

  38. LyB Avatar

    I keep coming back to this post and re-reading it, trying to convince myself I’ve never made doughnuts so I can’t enter, right? You are so making me want to make doughnuts! 🙂

  39. Aparna Balasubramanian Avatar
    Aparna Balasubramanian

    You brought back doughnut memories and convinced me to make some. I have sent some over by e-mail!

  40. Anonymous Avatar

    helene, i hope i’m not too late! i’m sending my info today…

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