The Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Glazed Doughnuts at the Cabin & a Giveaway (Winners Announced)

We have the winners for the 3 signed by Ree The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier cookbooks!

Winners have been picked at random by my family.

They are…(drumroll please)…

# 1 Cassie
“my favorite kind of doughnut is a cake doughnut with maple glaze!”

# 444 Hannah S.
“Maple bar! The coconut-crumb cake donuts are a close second”

# 1,263 Jessica Baer
“Apple Fritters!!”

I will be emailing each of you for address information.

Thank you SO MUCH to all who joined in the FUN!

It’s spring break in suburbia. So I did what any other mother of a darling teen and pre-teen daughter lamenting to spend a week on a beach but had to stay home would do. I improvised. I packed the car with some clothes and Ree Drummond’s delicious new cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier and headed to the cabin with the girls and my parents for some cooking, eating and bonding time.

I mean it is the second best thing, right?

Ree’s newest cookbook is a collection of mouthwatering recipes explained through beautiful pictures and heartwarming stories of life on the ranch with her darling family. Just flipping through her lovely book makes you feel as if you’ve been whisked away to her ranch to enjoy all the adventure, food and fun that it has to offer.

So I figure, why not have some of that at the cabin? We’ll turn our charming little cabin into a sprawling ranch only without the horses and cowboys and instead a little improvisation.

We decided that we just had to make Ree’s homemade glazed doughnuts. Doughnuts hold a cherished place in all of our hearts. We love doughnuts. Not to mention, I always think of Ree whenever I see a doughnut after reading one of her posts that has now become one of my very favorite.  And what a better way to kick off our weekend than to do so with delicious homemade doughnuts? It was a perfect plan.

I cracked opened the cookbook and the fun began.

I soon realized that I had no doughnut cutter. No mixer with a hook. No silpat mats or parchment paper. No cooling racks.

Ahem.

Can you see that improvisation was a theme here?

But no worries. I mixed the dough with my hands. Used an antique vase and a wine glass for doughnut cutters. Aluminum foil in place of my beloved silpat mat. And scrubbed the dickens out of the oven rack to use as a cooling rack. To see the recipe done the right way with a step by step photo tutorial check out Ree’s post for Homemade Glazed Doughnuts.

Now back to the ranch, um I mean cabin. After letting the dough chill in the fridge and then rise the next morning Sassafras and I got busy.

It was such fun cutting out the doughnut holes with an antique vase.

I may never go back to a doughnut cutter personally.

After the little gems sat in a warm spot and turned into little pillows of fluffiness, it was time to fry them.

Pretend like I have a photo of the little darlings in their glory of puffiness. Thank you for your cooperation. 

I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised about how easy and fun it was to fry the little suckers.

Ahhhhhhh, haaaaaaaaa…

Insert angels singing.

Are those glorious or what?

Just so you know. An oven rack works perfectly as cooling rack.

Or in this instance a doughnut-glaze-dripping-rack.

And a cookie sheet works fabulously as a doughnut-hole-glaze-pouring surface.

And my mouth works perfectly as a doughnut-taste-tester.

Just thought I’d share. Le YUM! We’ll never buy doughnuts again!

You really must get your hot little hands on one of these delightful cookbooks. The recipes are divine (even when a little improv is necessary) and you too can have a slice of Ree’s frontier right in your own home. But guess what? Today is your LUCKY day! Sweet Ree is actually going to give three lucky winners a personalized cookbook!

(CONTEST CLOSED)
Enter to win one of three Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier cookbooks signed by Ree and addressed to you!

 Just leave me a comment below telling me your favorite kind of doughnut.

Entries will be accepted today March 20, 2012 through Friday March 23, 2012 midnight EST.

Winners will be announced sometime on Saturday March 24, 2012 and contacted via email. Make sure to leave a valid email address with your comment!

The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.

Have fun & good luck!

~Wenderly

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3056 Comments

  1. Nicole Reiner
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Favorite?! All of them are favori

  2. Kay
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is the plain old glazed doughnut. Yum!

  3. fitzwoman
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Glazed doughnuts from Ma’s doughnut shop(the ones from the Doughnut Vault in Chicago are pretty good too!!)

  4. Windy
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I’m a plain glazed kind of gal. ;)

  5. Aimee
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    I love a good blueberry donut. But then, I never can refuse a kruller. Or a custard-filled. Or a hot glazed. Or. . .
    ;)

  6. Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    I love all donuts. Do apply fritters count? They are my favorite! I also love cinnamon ones.

  7. Donna G
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate cream filled. With oodles of powdered sugar to make a mess on your shirt.

  8. melanie f
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    plain glazed gooey doughnuts…mmmmm. my favorite!

  9. Jordan
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    I love basic glazed doughnuts :)

  10. Stephanie
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    My favorite doughnuts are the caramel frosted with chopped peanuts. mmmm

  11. cbk
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Glazed, just the way you made them. Homemade are best, but there’s a local bakery that is a very close second.

  12. SusieQ
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Did you ever have a French Cruller? It’s like a light airy eclairlike (is that a word?) base dipped in glaze. YUM! My ex-husband worked at a doughnut shop making the donuts and I gained 20 pounds eating French Crullers and steamed hot cocoa. Needless to say that marriage was short-lived. Haha!

  13. Supermotomom
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    I love me a warm blueberry & cream bear claw.

  14. Charlotte
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE jelly donuts!!!!

  15. Shelby
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    I love cinnamon twists but sausage rolls are my personal fav. :)

  16. Rachel Green
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    my favorite is exactly the kind you made: simple, glazed, plain donut. The. Best.

  17. Samantha
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    I love glazed donuts! Or apple cider donuts!

  18. Kathy
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    I love unadulterated glazed donuts! Looking forward to trying Ree’s.

  19. Anne g.
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Gibson’s cinnamon roll donut is my favorite. Yum!

  20. Terri
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    I have never met a donut that I didn’t like, but I do love a glazed one !

  21. Jennifer Booth
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate cake donut with chocolate frosting and peanuts on top. Then any cake donut just not a yeast donut those are disgusting to me.

  22. Olaya
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Sprinkle donuts are my favorite.

  23. Ashley
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    I’m kind of obsessed with apple fritters lately. So they are my favorite.

  24. Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    There’s a donut store nearby that takes plain donuts (no hole,) cuts them in half, and stuffs them with fresh glazed strawberries. But really, I love them all!

  25. Melissa R
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    My favorite doughnut is a big chocolate eclair.

  26. MisiMarisa
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Cake doughnuts. If you’ve ever been to Cincinnati, there’s this bakery called Busken, they make the best cake doughnuts- glazed or PLAIN, the best- in the whole wide world… in fact now I want one. Thanks! :D

  27. Posted March 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    I was just reminiscing about my favorite doughnut the other day! My grandma used to get doughnuts when I would stay at her house, and my absolute favorite was a cream stick with chocolate glaze – my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  28. Posted March 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE blueberry cake doughnuts!!!! Now my mouth is watering for one and a cup of joe!!!

  29. Shelby N.
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Gimme a straight-up-ol-fashioned glaze donut any day! Yum..your photos look divine!

  30. Sydney
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Plain with chocolate frosting!

  31. Posted March 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Your post reminded my of my grandmother cooking donuts. They were so good. My favorite is glazed.

  32. Kim K
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Old fashion buttrmilk donuts – YUMMMM!!

  33. Candice R
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate glazed!

  34. June
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    I love doughnuts with blueberry filling, I watch your show on Saturday mornings on Foodnetwork. I find your show Pioneer Woman very informative

  35. Posted March 20, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Those doughnuts look so good! My favorite is a cruller, but a Krispy Kreme glazed runs a close second. :)

  36. Jennifer krammes
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Mmm… French crullers ~ light and scrumptious : )

  37. Lisa H
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Mmmmm….

  38. Barbara Miller
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Good old fashion glazed!! Yumm and good job!! I think I will have to make these at my cabin!!

  39. Posted March 20, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I love cream filled doughnuts!

  40. Payal
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    I love cinnamon doughnuts.

  41. HeatherD75
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I love a good peanut crunch donut. Cake donut glazed and then covered in peanut crunch…a peanutty, brown sugar, and butter mixture.

  42. Kate W.
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    chocolate cream filled, of course :) Dessert for breakfast!

  43. Jeanette
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    I love cinnamon sugar donuts!

  44. Kim Barrios
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Raised glazed! THE best!

  45. Alex Alford
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    My favorite kind of doughnut is one that has chocolate glaze and sprinkles! They are the only kind that I eat… though maybe if I made some PW doughnuts I would have a heart change!

  46. Posted March 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    My favorite doughnut is always a glazed original.

  47. Posted March 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    The best kind of donut is one that has found its way to my mouth!

  48. Sean Alford
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    I am personally a fan of Chocolate with andes mints, however you can never go wrong with a traditional glazed.

  49. Melissa B
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Dunkin’s Boston Creme!!

  50. Leslie M
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    my favorite is the plain glazed donut

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