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Chocolate Doughnuts December 28, 2011

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Guess what I got for Christmas?  Yes, a doughnut pan!  We decided to give it a test run today!  They turned out pretty good, although Will decided he couldn’t eat his because he just wanted sprinkles — no chocolate (silly boy!). 

We used the recipe that came with the pan. 

Doughnut Recipe

2 cups flour

3/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs (beaten)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon shortening, melted

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Lightly spray the doughnut pan with cooking oil.      

(Makes approximately 18 doughnuts — I halved the recipe this time)

In bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.



Add shortening, eggs, milk and vanilla.  Last, add the nutmeg and cinnamon.

Beat until well blended.


 Fill each doughnut hole 2/3 full.  Bake 8 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.  Cool and remove from pan.

 This time we just frosted them with chocolate frosting (from a can) and of course added sprinkles!

Next time we may try a glaze. 




stART~Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery September 15, 2011

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This week we read the book, “Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery” by Ellen Stoll Walsh.  The weather has been significantly cooler here the last two days, so we are getting into the fall mood.  This story follows two mice detectives as they try to figure out how acorn seeds travel so far from the oak tree to grow into a new tree.  This was a great format for a preschooler to learn a quick science lesson. 



For our project we made acorn treats to take to daycare tomorrow.  These were a little messy to make, but turned out cute.  I found the idea on Pintrest (www.graciousrain.com).  I hope the kids enjoy the fall acorn treats!




glazed doughnut holes

chocolate frosting, Nutella or peanut butter

chocolate sprinkles

stick pretzels



1) Dip the top of the doughnut hole in the chocolate frosting.

2) Dip the frosting side in the chocolate sprinkles.

3) Break a pretzel in half and stick it in the top of the doughnut.

Viola! Acorn Doughnuts!




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