Colleen Sowa Recipe


By Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7

Recipe Rating:
depends how thick you roll dough out 20 - 30 donuts (spooners 120 )
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Deep Fry

Colleen's Story

This is an old and simple recipe to make donuts, donut holes and "spooners". This dough can be rolled out or pinched out with a spoon to desired size.

The ones in the photo were made yesterday morning (5-7-2011). They were gently tossed in a large bowl with powdered sugar to coat them.

They are odd shaped because they weren't rolled out.. but were spooned out and placed in the hot oil.

These are very good... my grandchildren love them!

My Grandpa Salzer from New Orleans use to make these for us kids... it was his mother's recipe.


2/3 c
4 large
1/3 c
margarine (melted and cooled)
1/3 c
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
zest of 1/2 of a lemon
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix together all ingredients in order given, mixing well after each addition.
Roll dough out on floured surface about 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut our with donut cutter that has been floured. Remove excess dough to re-roll out and cut. Let the donuts rest about 15 -20 minutes before cooking.
Heat oil to 375 degrees.

Use a spatula to transfer resting donuts to the hot oil. Do not crowd the donuts as you want them to stay in shape, cook properly and turn over easily. When the donuts float to the surface of the oil, turn them over and cook about 2-3 minutes or until a beautiful golden brown.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel lined plate. Repeat until done.

Cook the donut holes the same way...
*** Dust with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, frosting and sprinkles... Fun project with the kids.
*** If you are in a hurry, don't roll the dough out, just use a teaspoon to spoon out a bit of dough and place in hot oil.... Good either way!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
Jun 25, 2011
Dee Irvine Qtie
Jun 7, 2011
I know you were serious Peggi Anne, it just sounded funny. :)
Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
Jun 5, 2011
So glad to hear that Colleen!
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
Jun 4, 2011
Dee and Peggi.... you are both making me smile..... : )

Peggi, I am in Viroqua at Carol's place..... going home tomorrow sometime.... having a good time....
Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
Jun 4, 2011
But Dee, I was seriuos! Look at the ingredients. If you baked it in the oven, it would be a cake or cupcake! LOL!!