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A few missed things!

As missionaries there are many things that we miss living here in Croatia. Obviously we miss our family and friends, that kinda goes without saying but we also have some other loves that are missing from our lives here in Croatia. Sonic, okay who doesn't love Sonic??? I mean you folks in the North really miss out! Sonic is the best drink place around and I really miss it!!

Oh and lest I forget, WALMART, is it even possible to forget Walmart? I would do anything to have an American Walmart here in Croatia. An American Walmart with American products, are you kidding me? I LOVE Walmart!

Oh yea and another fav is Cheddars, this restaurant is wonderful and really inexpensive for today's market. Their prices haven't really changed in the last 10 years and the food is still just as good. Yea, I miss Cheddars too. 

Sometimes there are things or places you miss that you didn't know you even loved until there weren't any anymore. Point in case, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.  Honestly in the states I didn't really crave these little sugar-laden babies but when they're not available they become pretty desirable.  Hey isn't that true about most things. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and the doughnuts are always sweeter on the other side of the big blue wet thing. 

Anyhow, my family loves doughnuts so I decided to try to make some real ones. Not the ones from biscuit dough but real live yeast doughnuts. 

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat Recipe #51199

by Roosie
2½ hours | 2 hours prep
24 doughnuts


Creamy Glaze

Chocolate frosting

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-quart bowl.
  2. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour.
  3. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  4. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
  6. Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 minutes.
  7. (Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.) Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.
  8. Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.
  9. Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
  10. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
  11. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350°.
  12. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula.
  13. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.
  14. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
  15. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain.
  16. Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack then when slightly cooled spread chocolate frosting on top.
  17. Dip in sprinkles or other toppings after chocolate if desired.
  18. Creamy Glaze: Heat butter until melted.
  19. Remove from heat.
  20. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  21. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
  22. Chocolate Frosting: Heat butter and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
  23. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  24. Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

I found this copycat recipe on RecipeZaar and it was great. It was a little tricky after I doubled it but it still made some great doughnut. 

Actually they were really easy conisdering they used yeast and I'm a bum when it comes to making yeast bread. I was amazed that they turned out so good and they were fast too. Anyhow after I dipped them in the glaze they were REAL doughnuts. 

Not just some semblance of those sweet American treats but real doughnuts. I took then to a friend's house and they were gone before too long. 

These were a great treat for the missionary who is a little doughnut-home sick or the mom who wants to give it a go. 

Let me know how they come out of you decided to try them. 
YUMMY, you won't be sorry except for maybe the calories! 



  1. We just started getting Sonics up here... I think our first one came almost 2 years ago... we have a new one REALLY close to me but, sadly, I havent been to one yet.
    We have everything but, the cheddars...
    I think I would love to try that recipe.. we shall see tho! they look fabulous!

  2. Thank you for the doughnut recipe! My kids and I love them, but we don't love the prices anymore. I know these will be a hit!!

  3. We never realize what we have until it is missing do we? Huggles.

  4. I love "Happy Hour" at Sonic for 1/2 price Cherry Limeades. Come on 2 o'clock I can't wait.
    The donuts look great but I'm counting points on WW, I wonder how many they would have??? LOL
    Love & Prayers

  5. Wow, they look great, Tori -- super yummy! I love Krispy Kreme, too, but the one in our town closed last year :( There is another one, but it's quite a drive, so we don't get them very often... I guess I shouldn't complain, though, since at least I don't have to fly or swim across an ocean like you would!

    Next time you go on furlough, you need to find a Scooter's Coffeehouse -- they have the BEST smoothies EVER and some delicious coffee! :o)

  6. Love Sonic! :) went to KK with Bruce on a date two Fridays ago and honestly, we talked about me making doughnuts when we lived in Germany. I couldn't remember the recipe and then here you go and post one! I'm def going to try these, girlie!!! Thanks!!!

    And by the way, it would be nice to shop at an American Wal Mart here that sold AMERICAN products!! ha haaaa...i know what you meant, but everything there now is made overseas. What isn't these days? LOL



  7. Those look great! You are making me crave a doughnut! lol! I've never been to "Cheddars" but I'll have to try it now if I ever see one. :) Thank you for giving up some things to go to the mission field - I need to be more sacrificial here at home. I hope we can see you all again when you come home on furlough!

  8. I miss our Sonic...didn't stay very long.
    I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become a follower as well.


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