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. Melissa N
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate Cake donuts….. YUM!

  2. Beth Crawford
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Glazed! Never chocolate…

  3. BeckyH
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Krispy Kreme glazed while still warm….yum!

  4. Teri Walker
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    I have two, either an old-fashioned glazed donut or a Boston kreme donut. Usually I can’t choose and I end up getting both. YUMMY!!!

  5. Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Oh Boston Creme, how I love thee! (Better yet, give me one from Tim Hortons!)

  6. Heather Brown
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Ok, I was gonna Krispy Cream but I just made these and they are my new favorite donut ever. I’m in heaven. Amen. That is all.

  7. Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for letting me sit by you at the signing yesterday! Ree was amazing and I would love a cookbook! My favorite doughnut is chocolate!

  8. Krissy
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    My fav doughnut is an Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cake Doughnut from Krispy Kreme. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  9. Lee
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    filled with peanut butter & jelly really good

  10. Maili
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    The “old Fashioned” doughnuts, I think that’s what they call them… When they are done right the flavor is to die for!!

  11. Kim B.
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Boston Creme! YUM!

  12. Sherry
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Love a fresh cake donut with frosting!

  13. Sherry
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Cake donut with frosting!

  14. Kimberly
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    My favorite donut is chocolate glazed!! Yum :)

  15. Pam Polcaro
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    fresh, still warm glazed are probably tops on the list but I do love a Boston cream too.

  16. Shawna
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    maple glazed cream filled

  17. Melissa Johnson
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Oh is there anything better than a cinnamon twist with glaze??

  18. Desirae T.
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    pumpkin spice!

  19. Sumbul Hasan
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    Glazed doughnuts….yum

  20. Syl's Mom-Gayle
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Omigosh! I hate myself for even thinking about doughnuts! Love those twistie cinnamon sugar ones, fresh from the fryer!

  21. Jen
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate frosted with sprinkles!

  22. MaryE
    Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Maple frosted…… Yumm….. :)

  23. Donnalee
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    I love maple bars!

  24. Mary A.
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    Sour cream glazed! I especially like Tim Horton’s donuts, but the closest one is over a days drive away (as far as I know).

  25. Amelia
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    Chocolate with sprinkles! Of course!

  26. Melanie
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    chocolate or glazed. It’s a toss up.

  27. Janet Stowell
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    I love glazed doughnuts—mmm..mm..mmm!

  28. Mirlin
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    My favorite is the kind you made here. A close second would be a bavarin cream filled one.

  29. Sara
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    I love old fashion Doughnuts.

  30. Cindy
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    Creamed Filled or Chocolate Iced…….yummy!!

  31. Miss Margy F
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    My favorite doughnut is Boston Creme. Sooo good!!!

  32. Linda
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    I like glazed donuts!! These looks just like what I make. I will have to try Rees recipe out. I have her first cookbook which was signed at a book signing, so would love to have this one, too.

  33. Jenn W
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    Regular glazed is my favorite!

  34. michelle rombow
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    All donuts are a favorite. :-) yum

  35. Michelle
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    My favorite is an old-fashioned buttermilk donut!

  36. Amy
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    Love the old recipe Chocolate Honey Dipped from Dunkin Donuts…the best ever! (With coffee, of course!)

  37. NicoleM
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    Old fashioned (unglazed), or maple glazed doughnut bar.

  38. Shannon Shipley
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    MAPLE BARS!!! But I have to say the donuts you made using Ree’s recipe looked amazing!!

  39. Lee
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    My favorite? Those made at home, by hand, from the heart. Reminds me of my grandmother…

  40. Tran
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    Glazed donuts of course :)

  41. valerie
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love glazed doughnuts!

  42. Connie
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    I love going to my neighborhood donut shop and picking up their CINNAMON ROLL DOUGHNUT! A doughnut rolled in with cinnamon-y, sugary, and buttery goodness?! Amazing. :)

  43. DonnaMae
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    Fresh, warm glazed donut or a delicious Bismark!

  44. sally rawling
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    great donuts !!

  45. sally rawlings
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    Love all donuts !!

  46. Michelle
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    Raspberry filled glazed donuts have been my favourite for who knows how long! :)

  47. lorene r
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    My favorite kind of doughnut is “old fashioned.” No glaze. No sprinkles. No maple goo. Just plain jane, to dunk in my coffee old fashioned doughnut.

  48. Deborah
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    It sounds ridiculous, but the best donuts I have ever had were in France, at Subway. They included donuts as one of the dessert options, and they were JUST the perfect combination of chewy and fluffy and lightly sugary but not dripping but not dry. Just amazing.

  49. Maggie Moody
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    Glazed donuts slighty warm are the best!

  50. Tena
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    Toasted coconut.

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