Think Paula Deen Would Be Proud?

We might just have ourselves a new New Year’s tradition!

I’m a big fan of fried dough, who isn’t really?

To help ring in the New Year we took the lead from Mrs. Paula Deen and recreated her AMAZING sweet potato donuts with maple icing.

Even if sweet potatoes aren’t one of your favorite veggies, give these a try.

Just a couple of tips:

  • The dough is very very moist, so we had to use a lot of flour when we rolled them out.
  • Yes “we” rolled them out — this is a great recipe to do with little kitchen helpers!
  • The recipe makes a TON of icing, so just be forewarned.
  • We had a mini-topping bar complete with the maple icing, chopped pecans, and sprinkles — that made it fun for everyone!

Is food a big part of your New Year’s Traditions?


About figgsandsuch

I'm a thirty-something wife, momma to two, daughter, friend, and wanna be baker, maker, creator, and runner.
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4 Responses to Think Paula Deen Would Be Proud?

  1. Babygirl says:

    Oh Paula Deen would be very proud. I remember looking at the episode where she made these and I always wanted to try to make them but chickened out. I think I will try now. Nice post.

  2. chicaschmica says:

    I love sweet potatoes, but would never think to put them in donuts! How much of the sweet potato can you taste? Have you ever had pumpkin donuts? I’m thinking the taste might be similar. Either way, it sounds like you all had a great time making them…the topping bar sounds particularly enticing! 🙂 Awesome!

    • figgsandsuch says:

      I bet pumpkin donuts would be great! I’m thinking of trying apple cider donuts next! You can’t taste the sweet potatoes at all. Forgot to mention that we also did some with no icing and topped with a cinnamon sugar mixture – very good too! I think we will have to do more topping bars for everything (even non treats) food just seems more fun that way!

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