The beginning of a new year calls for Jelly Doughnuts. Not just any doughnut will do – they have to be filled with strawberry jelly. Why? I’m not quite sure. Ever since I was a little girl, I remember my mom serving jelly doughnuts sometime during the first couple of days of the new year. It’s one of my favorite traditions…. because, um, they’re doughnuts!!! When everyone makes resolutions of living healthier and looks forward to a fresh new start, we got a break and were allowed one of the fluffiest and most scrumptious doughnuts I’ve ever tasted. After that, we had another 365 days until jelly doughnuts would be allowed for breakfast again. Now you know why I’m so excited to share them today!
Since I have had many years of tasting the most amazing jelly doughnuts from a teeny local bakery, you can be sure that these doughnuts had to endure an extremely picky and choosy palate. I could not believe how authentic these tasted. Food that brings you back to your childhood always is the best kind. These came so close to the real thing – I am not sure I’d be able to tell the difference between the original and my homemade version. So awesome and dangerous at the same time. Hopefully I won’t have to break my mom’s rule of having these only once a year!
We always had to choose between glazed or rolled in sugar. And of course, I always tried to get away with having one of each, which basically never happened since they were counted. Smart, those parents! [Read more…]