Shannon here: Sherry Kyle shares her recipe for Glazed Doughnuts from her latest Historical Romance, Watercolor Dreams. Enjoy the recipe and comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated Dec 29 – Jan 2 to enter the drawing for a copy. Deadline: Jan 10th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Sherry:
Aunt Clara’s Glazed Doughnuts by Sherry Kyle
Aunt Clara enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, creating wonderful desserts. One morning she made doughnuts for Charles. Even though she created them totally from scratch, I took the liberty to change the recipe to make it easy for our busy lives. Yes, they are fattening, but oh so delicious! Enjoy.
What you need:
1 can Homestyle Biscuits
1 quart vegetable oil
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
3-4 tablespoons hot water
What you do:
1. Heat oil in a large pot (or dutch oven) to 375 degrees. Keep the temperature consistent by using a thermometer.
2. Place paper towels on a wire rack to catch excess oil. Place paper towels under another wire rack to catch drips from excess glaze for easy cleanup.
3. Mix sugar, vanilla, and hot water until smooth. Add more or less water depending on the consistency desired.
4. Separate biscuits and cut out circles to fry as doughnut holes later.
5. Place 2 doughnuts at a time in hot oil. Flip onto each side after they turn a nice golden color, about a minute on each side.
6. Scoop doughnuts out with a slotted spoon and place on the paper toweled rack.
7. While hot, cover the doughnuts with glaze by quickly dunking each side.
8. Repeat process for the rest of the doughnuts and doughnut holes.
9. Serve warm.
About Sherry: Sherry Kyle is an award-winning author, and writes books for tween girls as well as novels for women, including The Heart Stone (Abingdon Press 2013), and her newest title Watercolor Dreams (HopeSprings Books, October 2014), a historical romance set along the lush beaches of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Sherry lives in California with her husband and four children, loves to decorate her beach house, and enjoys taking walks by the ocean. Learn more and connect: www.sherrykyle.com, http://www.sherrykyle.com/category/blog/, https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSherryKyle, https://twitter.com/sherrykyle, http://www.pinterest.com/sherrykylebooks/
About the book – Watercolor Dreams:
He strolled into her painting . . . and into her heart.
It’s 1910 and Anna Lewis is praying that God will help her become a premier watercolor artist of the lush beaches of Carmel, California. When a man strides down the beach and stops to face the ocean, Anna sketches him into her painting. Was it a mistake? Anna thinks so when he tells her he doesn’t have spare change to purchase her work. Spare change indeed! But while she seeks God’s leading for her art career, she’d better keep her day job as nursemaid to two rambunctious boys.
The minute Charles Jordan walks away, he regrets criticizing the woman’s painting but as he told the artist, he’s just been jilted at the altar.
How will a secret from Charles’ past affect his chances of loving again? And how will Anna have the hope she needs when tragedy strikes and she must rely on the one man who crushed her spirit?
Question: What is your favorite doughnut?
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