It’s fry time…..

In order to throw your diets off(no not really) Helen(my less evil twin as I like to call her) of Tartelette and I decided to co-host a Doughnut Event.
Oh yeah! Bring it on!! We love anything with butter, flour, eggs and sugar but more so when deep fried and maybe drenched in caramel or toffee sauce!  We know you have been craving some doughnut goodness and looking at all the countries around us, we can tell that there are lots of local specialties involving fried dough. We also realize that some of you are paying attention to their waistline this time of year, so we are okay with baked doughnuts, don¢â¬â„¢t make it a habit though, that will break our hearts! You don¢â¬â„¢t have to own a deep fryer to participate either, any form of pan frying can do (don¢â¬â„¢t go justify to your better half your latest appliance purchase and blaming it on us!!).
Our only “requirement” is that your entry be a sweet one (plain, fruit filled or other)¢â¬¦.because…well, that’s just us!
To participate send us your entry at (luvbriere @ gmail DOT com) or (mytartelette @ gmail DOT com) by midnight February 12th(PST), the roundup will be split on both our blogs on the 15th.
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Your entry must be a new entry, no back logging. Also be sure to mention the event in your post.


  1. Can’t wait to take part, I already know what recipe I’ll be making!

  2. Heheheheh! Can’t wait to see what happens!

  3. I think I’m going to make beignets!

  4. Wonderful! I was actually looking for a reason to do donuts!

  5. I cant resist this. Although Im getting seriously worried about my blood sugars and waistlines.

  6. Oh yea baby!!! Can’t wait to use my new “Donut” cookbook from Ivonne AND pull out the Paczki recipe as well because we all know everyones favourite donut day is right around the corner. DOH!!!!

  7. I have never made doughnuts. Hrmm. Ill see what I can do.

  8. Never done them!
    Maybe it is time to try …. maybe a savory one. I will try to join!

  9. Ops must be sweet …. I will try!

  10. Can I submit a recipe I already blogged about? Or do I need to make something new??

  11. Ah, Peabody, it’s like you read my mind. You know I’ve dying to fry doughnuts, but no one let me. Until now. I can’t wait to fry!

  12. I have to say, doughnuts are still on my “intimidation” list, I think I’m going to watch this first round….

  13. Yahoo!!!!!! Yay for doughnuts!

  14. I have been wanting to make donuts, and now I have an excuse!!

  15. There has to be a first for everything…they were still on my to-do list (the actual fried one that is) so this will be the opportunity to do so…

  16. Doughnuts? Oh nuts, I have issues with frying. But I will try to overcome.

  17. I’m afraid my schoolwork and daily activities will prevent me from participating in this event – however, I will for sure enjoy seeing the roundup of the delicious donuts that other bloggers end up creating!! :0)

  18. Count me in!

  19. hmmm… i love doughnuts but i have never made them and i don’t have a deep fryer! i want to participate, but we’ll have to see…

  20. Eeep! Don’t know if I’ll be able to participate, but I will keep eyes peeled for some doughnutty goodness recipes to try. Your montage is killing me…

  21. I had a fire the last time I made doughnuts! Can’t wait to redeam myself :)

  22. I have been soooo craving doughnuts lately. How did you know?! I’m in!

  23. My grandmother always made doughnuts on Fat Tuesday. Mom kept up the tradition for a while but we haven’t made doughnuts for years. I’m sooo going to do this one! yum…:)

  24. Well, I do have a deep fryer somewhere in storage. And what a great excuse to go by a new donut cookbook!

  25. In Poland there’s a tradition of eating doughnuts on last Thursday before Lent. This year the event takes place on 31st January, so I’m going to make lots of delicious Polish doughnuts for that day. It would be great if I can participate in the Doughnut Event at the same time:)

  26. Yipee…We love to deep fry!

  27. YEY! I’m excited to participate in my first hope! Hope I can find that deep fryer in the pantry. I have a question – when you say to email you all that info, when you ask for “picture” do you mean email it as an attachment?


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  5. […] And I remembered Peabody’s donut event. (By the way.. check out her ADORABLE ground hog day cupcakes! Hey sis.. How about those for the class next year???) […]

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  7. […] I woke up this morning, made the kids breakfast, and sat down to read my trusty Google Reader. I clicked away happily until I saw Peabody’s post on the doughnuts she made. They looked fabulous, as all her things do. I knew the deadline for her and Helen’s event, Time to Make the Doughnuts, was nearing. It has been eating at me since I saw it. I wanted to particpate, but finding time these days is the issue. Between TWD and CH, I bake way more than I should most weeks. Having just made the cheesecake last night for TWD, and looking at the dirty dishes in the sink. I did not feel like making another mess. No, I did not. But…I have never made doughnuts. Its cold outside today. Its a good day to give it a go. We could all enjoy some piping hot doughnuts, if I can pull them off. […]

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  9. […] And I remembered Peabody’s donut event. (By the way.. check out her ADORABLE ground hog day cupcakes! Hey sis.. How about those for the class next year???) […]

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