Alice’s Meteors

Ok, to me these are donut holes but, to Bill and his siblings I’m sure they’re still meteors and always will be!

This recipe belonged to Alice, my mother-in-law.  She loved to make donuts and most of all these meteors.  Actually, it’s really the perfect name for them as they all seldom turn out in a perfect shape; they can be a little craggy or lopsided, just like real meteors.

You can glaze them or roll them in granulated sugar or powdered sugar, or a chocolate glaze or just try them all!  The plain ones are fine with me, or the ones rolled in sugar, but actually I can eat any of them.  Using Alice’s recipe, they puff up beautifully, are light on the inside and crispy on the outside.  They are definitely more delicious than the store-bought variety, especially because they are as fresh as you can get when you make them yourself.

Do you think 3 or 4 donut holes = 1 donut?  I don’t know however, I do know that I don’t feel quite as guilty eating donut holes.  Somehow, eating a dozen donut holes seems OK!

Meteors (Golden Puff’s)

Ingredients and Method:

4 cups sifted flour
½ cup sugar
6 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons nutmeg

Sift all of the above ingredients together into a large bowl.

½ cup oil
1½ cups milk
2 eggs

Add the 3 ingredients above to the mixture in the bowl.
Stir with a fork until mixed well.

Drop by teaspoonful into deep hot oil at 375 degrees.
Fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
Drain on paper towels.
Roll warm puffs in cinnamon, granulated sugar, powdered sugar or glaze with a thin confectioner’s sugar icing.

Pam’s note:  Puffs too large will not cook thoroughly, use one teaspoonful of dough.  Fry a few at a time and do not crowd them.

These make the best donut holes imaginable!  Just try them and you’ll see!  They would be a great thing for a Mother’s Day treat!


  1. Those meteor's look out of this world delicious!

  2. I have not had doughnuts in years, maybe I should try this recipe when I have company. I dare not cook them while alone or the scales will tip upwards if I eat them all!! Diane

  3. They look and sound fantastic - I agree no harm when it's only the holes!!!

  4. I am going to make these tomorrow morning! I have 2 extra boys tonight and the boys will all love the meteors!! Maybe I'll call them lava rocks, they love volcanos! Thanks!

  5. Thank you for visiting my site! Those look amazing!

  6. A recipe with such an interesting name must be super.

  7. Very similar to the ones my mother used to make for us. They are delicious.

  8. I have never made donuts from scratch before, but now I will. I am going to make these for the youth group at our church. They will love them!

  9. Kisses to Minnie and Moocher...Happy Mother's Day Pam!

  10. Dishesdone, they are! Thanks!

    Zia Elle, meteors are a good thing! Thanks for stopping by!

    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, I know exactly what you mean and it is not an everyday occurrence! It's too bead we can't eat everything we want to! :-)

    Brownieville Girl, I like your way of thinking! Thanks for the visit!

    Debbi Smith, we both know how boys can eat! Lava rocks is the name! Thanks!

    Erica, you're welcome and the same to you, thanks!

    Moogie, the name surely describes them! Have a good day!

    Mimi, then you know how delicious they are! Mom's know how to please the kids!

    Linda, you must try it as it's fairly easy and I'm sure the youth group will like them. I know how those kids like to eat!

    Jacqueline, Minnie and Moocher meow a thank you and so do I. And the same to all of your fur babies! Have a great day!

  11. I love the names of these! And I think it would be quite easy to eat a whole plate of these beauties! What a treat.

  12. Cinnamon-Girl, guess the name is half the fun of making them! Thanks!

  13. These call for two teaspoons of nutmeg? I'M SOLD! I love nutmeg. Absolutely love it. One of my favorite things in the world are doughnut muffins. I recently discovered them. It's the nutmeg I love so much.

    I know these were good! And they look great too. =)

  14. Terrianne, yes, that's 2 teaspoons of nutmeg. It sounds like a lot but it works and tastes great! I had never heard of doughnut muffins until just recently and I will definitely be trying them. If you try the meteors, let me know.... Thanks for stopping by as it led me to your great blog!!!


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