Sharalyn’s Spudnut Recipe

donuts_1You may or may not have heard of  a little town on the northern end of Cache Valley called Weston, Idaho.  It’s so small that if you blink when you drive through it….you might just miss it.

For years now, those first snowflakes of the winter months bring all kinds of excitement to Weston, Idaho! It’s not because of the possibilities of sledding, building snowmen, snowball fights, snowmobiling, or any other fun activity that can be associated with the word snow! It’s because the first snowflakes are an instant invitation to gather at the Fonnesbeck house for warm, delicious, and gooey doughnuts.

donuts_3Sharalyn Fonnesbeck is one of our very talented friends and she has given us permission to share her FAMOUS spudnut recipe with you.


Mix together:

3T yeast
1/2 C warm water
1/2 T sugar

Let set for 10 minutes

Two eggs well beaten
2 cups scalded milk
4 T butter
1/2 C sugar
2 t. salt
1 C mashed potatoes
6 cups of flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl (no more).

This is a very sticky dough. It should be where you can just handle it.

Let raise for one hour.

Grease your surface with a cooking spray or butter. Roll out to 1/4 inch and cut with doughnut cutter. Or if you don’t have a doughnut cutter, you can use a cup and a pill bottle. Just improvise!

Let raise 30 more minutes.

Cook in oil 350* until brown on both sides. Then dip in glaze or roll in sugar.

1 bag powder sugar
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

You can also double and triple this recipe for larger crowds, and the dough can be stored in the fridge for a day or two but may need to be punched down before preparing.


No snow…..don’t worry! You can make these anytime of the year…no matter the weather! Let us know how they turn out. Even better, we’ll come and taste test them with you.

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5 Responses to “Sharalyn’s Spudnut Recipe”

  1. Evelyn Greene
    June 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    I can’t wait to try these. Now you should get her recipe for ice cream!

    • Kelsey Keller Weller
      June 16, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

      What a great idea! We love ice cream.

  2. Francis Nash Stokes
    September 9, 2015 at 12:07 am #

    When I try these you are all invited to join me for a taste test in Kitwanga BC Canada. I am from Linrose and went to school in Weston.

  3. janet yamamoto
    November 10, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    Thanks for this Recipe I can hardly wait to try it. and thanks for the fun remarks about Weston that’s how I remember Weston growing up as a child there in the Greene Family

  4. Christie Morgan South
    November 11, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    Fabulous find among my FB posts to start my day! I grew up on a farm in Weston, Idaho! And remember the Fonnesbeck family. Can’t wait to try these!

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