Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday at the Table

I promise I won't post donuts every week this month. But the fact is, I did make them twice more in the last week, one so my son home for the weekend could try my new obsession, and two, because I was just so curious about the different flavors.

First up were Maple Cinnamon Donuts, which were mighty fine, but didn't really taste much of maple. Considering that's a favorite flavor in our family, I really wanted them to. It helped to dip them in maple syrup rather than butter before also dipping in cinnamon-sugar.

Second were Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Syrup Frosting. The donuts were just the right mix of pumpkin and spice! Again, the maple flavor was understated, and the frosting way too runny. But definitely worth tinkering with another time.

For those of you who've had enough of my donut baking, feel free to flash back to last year when I shared my recipe for Italian Tomato and Sausage Soup, which also was enjoyed this weekend due to mom's special request. Love those recipes that have become family favorites over the years.

What do you have to share from your table this week?  I'm sure you'll want a chance at winning the stack of Notting Hill fat-quarters that Jennifer of Knotted Thread has generously donated for one randomly-chosen linker. Check out the giveaway details here, and link up here any day this month! Early in December, I'll choose that lucky winner!


  1. Still waiting for my donut pan to ship. Maybe I'll have some to share next week.

  2. I am going to have to get one of those pans. Although I am more in the mood for nourishing soup these days.

  3. I hear you on not enough maple--we made them too! Definitely good though. We'll have to try the pumpkin ones next...I linked up our review of the chocolate/caramel ones. You've made me a donut machine!

  4. I don't think I should even attempt donut making. They look way too good.........

  5. Stop with the donuts! Tuesday is making me too hungry! :D

  6. Debbie - this is just too funny... This is my first day receiving your blog via email, and you mention Italian Tomato and Sausage Soup! I haven't had that in years. I'll have to try it again. Yesterday I made pumpkin soup, but it doesn't hold a candle to Italian Tomato and Sausage...

  7. Gina sent me a recipe for Famous Cheddar Cheese and Chive Biscuits via email & I added to the linky!

    Patrick’s Famous Cheddar Cheese and Chive Biscuits

    4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons plus ¾ teaspoon baking powder
    1/3 cup granulated sugar
    2 tablespoons dried chives
    6 tablespoons grated Cheddar cheese
    ¼ cup vegetable oil
    1/3 cup margarine, melted
    1 ¼ cups plus 2 tablespoons milk
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    Combine flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, chives and cheese; mix thoroughly. Stir in oil and margarine. Add milk and knead just until dough pulls away from side of bowl. Do not overmix. Drop onto baking pan from a large spoon. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden.

  8. I put the donut pan on my WANT! list when I read your previous donutty post - I couldn't resist!

  9. Well as long as you're having fun, you can keep on experimenting for us, and let us know when you've found the perfect one for us to get fat on ;o)

    Grnadgirl yesterday looks so cute in the skirt!

  10. ok, clearly we have all been infected with the donut pan virus. I hope to be ill for a long time ;-) Sadly I feel like I've seen a lot of maple recipes that add maple flavoring which I just can't get behind - seems so fake. Maybe sprinkling them with maple sugar after you glaze them?

    And those cheddar biscuits sound yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  11. mmmmmm!!!! got pics of my favorite cake to share tomorrow!

  12. It is fine with me if you want to post about donuts for the next few weeks! No complaints here!

  13. If all of these donuts taste half as good as they look, I'm sure they're amazing!! Never knew you could make so many different donuts at home. This is a serious problem for me, as I love donuts (and french fries, and cookies...) YUM!!

  14. I finally bought the pan and now I'm ready to make donuts. Assuming these aren't eaten the day I make them, would they be good the next day? I'd like to take them to church on Sunday but make them on Saturday.