It's Lindsey again! I am back with a non pumpkin related treat.
You see, PH and I teach a Sunday School class at church to a group of nine year olds. Now, if you've ever spent any time around a group of nine year olds you'll know that they can be a handful as they teeter back and forth between a sweet kid that still wants to please you, and cranky adolescent who has more emotions than they know what to do with.
We have a lot of fun with them, they're a good group of kids. There is one kid that can be particularly challenging. He comes with his own set of needs and as PH and I came in brand new he felt the need to push boundaries to see where his limitations are with us. It has been really exhausting. We love our kids, but when there are ten of them and two of us, having control of the class is of utmost importance, and sometimes it brought us a little to the edge.
Well for the last few weeks we have been spending our class time at church working on something called the Primary Program. It's called that because the classes for children under twelve are all part of Primary, and each year they do a presentation where they each get a part to speak, and they sing the songs they've spent the year learning, and everyone gets to come watch.
Since I am not beneath bribery (don't judge me), I told the kids that if they were well behaved and sang the songs, I'd make them a treat. Well, our special little boy did a complete 180 and just became so sweet and well behaved these last few weeks. He is also a HUGE fan of PH. I can't say that I blame him. So I asked him what treat he would like me to make after the program, which took place on October 30. I gave him no limitations so I brought it on myself when he told me, "doughnuts!"
Doughnuts are not a thing I make often, because, well, honestly, I'm not a huge doughnut fan. Besides the fact that doughnut making can be tricky, getting the oil to the right temperature, and then frying them.... it didn't sound pleasant to me.
So I got to work scouring the internets and I found so many recipes for doughnuts made with cake mix, and baked in an OVEN! Yay!! I came up with these little beauties. Now I do not have a doughnut pan, so I got creative and used my mini bundt pan and just didn't fill them as full as I usually do for mini bundt cakes. When they came out of the oven they had that perfect round doughnut top, and the bundt cake bottom made it easier for me to dip them in the glaze. Then, as you can see, I sprinkled about half in order to have variety for the kids.
They were a hit! Everyone loved them, they inhaled them like ravenous vultures, and it was SO much easier! So, if you're in the need of some homemade doughnuts, look no further, this will make your life infinitely easier! This recipe is adapted from one I found on Jennifer Meyering's website!
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!