June 11, 2010

breakfast treat

She called them doughboys... my sister & I knew they were a treat. A treat that only our Gramma made for us... on Sunday mornings before church. We would sit in little chairs, watch Inspector Gadget... and munch on delicious balls of fried dough, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. I seem to recall that one of us liked to dip them in maple syrup... but I cannot remember which one of us needed that extra shot of sweet. Probably me.

This morning, the first morning of summer... I find myself with one more loaf of bread dough and a fryer still full of oil (from Sunday's beignets). What to do? I prepare this same sweet treat for my kids. And I share the story once again... with them... passing it on. And when we ran out of cinnamon?  We made them New Orleans style.

Did I tell you we were going to New Orleans this summer?
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6 comments:

Grandma J said...

Oh, my mouth is watering like crazy!!

PatsyAnne said...

Recipe please, please! I remember them from growing up in Rhode Island when they were made in Italian homes on Friday nights for the kids... When I saw your pictures I knew I've found them once again... with sprinkled sugar and a glass of milk - well my mouth is watering and I'm hoping that you can provide the recipe...
PatsyAnne

Dayle said...

Oh, girl! That looks dangerous!

Kay said...

YUM!

Reminds me of when my mom would make donuts out of canned biscuits. We had such fun with it. Looks like you all enjoyed those too. : )

Busy Bee Suz said...

These look like such a special treat and the history, is even more special.

jenn said...

You are such a great mom! What a nice tradition to pass on--yummy!