Someone would cut circles with a biscuit cutter, and pass it down the line, until each of us had an equal number of dough circles. Once all of those circles were cut, we were allowed to cut the center out with the tops
We always assumed that the ones we cut were ours. That was not the case...we had to share! Go figure!
I would sit there at the table watching aunt Kathy frying those donut holes. We had bowls of sugar, powdered sugar, sugar and cinnamon, and cocoa in front of us, just waiting for us to roll our warm donut holes into them, covering our hands in the sugars, so in the end, we could lick our fingers clean.
I have developed my own donut recipes, and I must say, the tradition remains through me.
My own kids loved it as much as I did, and now my grandchild also has his own donut days!
It is so easy to go to the local bakery, Krispy Kremes, or Dunkin Donuts, for donuts. Even stores like Walmart and Target are selling pretty tastey donuts now-a-days. Its not the donuts themselves that made us so happy. It was the tradition of getting together with family and working together to create them.
Here is my recipe for sweet yeast donuts. I also do cake donuts, but prefer the yeast donuts to fill and frost. And of course we must do traditional donuts with soda bottle top cut outs...