It’s finally September! Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of summer. But I’m a BIGGER fan of fall, and by August I’m just really tired of the heat. September, though the heat doesn’t technically change that quickly, is such a welcome change. I can spy the leaves starting to change in the mountains, the morning air is a little more crisp, and the harvest bounty is well, bountiful.
Really what says fall better than a good donut? How about a donut dressed up as an apple? I saw these fun little apple donut holes in a magazine a little while ago (and I don’t for the life of me remember which magazine) and I thought it would be fun to try.
I used my cheater donut hole method of using biscuit dough. I fried each hole in some oil for a few minutes on each side. You can’t have the oil be too hot or it won’t cook through but you can’t have the oil be not hot enough because then the donuts won’t have that crispness on the outside. It’s kind of hard to find the balance and I guess I need to invest in a good thermometer to get this method up to snuff.
Once the donut hole is fried up, drain it on a paper towel for a minute and then dip it in a powdered sugar/water/coloring food mixture. I made one in red, great, and yellow. Then roll the holes in red, green, and yellow sparkly sprinkles. Break a little piece of a pretzel stick off and push it into the hole. Voila! Apple donut! You could also mix some cinnamon in with the sprinkles to give it a little fall flavoring. Try it with your kids!