Potato Donuts (Spudnuts) with Coffee Bean Glaze

Hi guys!!!! 

Long time no write. 

When you were a kid did you have a pen pal? I'm not sure pen pals are even a thing today, but when I was little- long before email, text and instant messages.... I hand wrote letters to my cousin Shelly all the time. She lived in Ohio and I lived in NH, so it was the only way we had to communicate until the summers when we went to visit. I would spend hours writing letters that included updates on school, my friends and my family. It was amazing that I even had anything to write.... I mean how exciting can the life of a 10 year old be?

Today, in a way I feel like my blog is like having a pen pal. For years this space provided me with a form of communication with the outside world while I stayed home and raised our three kids. But as the years of passed, and my kids have grown.... I've stopped writing and sharing about our day to day lives with all of you.... my blog pals! I kind of miss you all, and I wanted to take a few moments to not only share this scrumptious recipe with you, but to also give you an update on whats been going down in the Burrill house over the past year.

Almost 1 year ago to this day, my husband and I decided that we wanted to sell what we thought would be our forever home, and move back to Concord. Not a huge move, but big enough that it caused a great deal of stress and required a lot of work. Especially since I decided I didn't need to hire a realtor, that I would do the sale of our house on my own. Everyone thought it was a bad idea..... but I sold our house in less than a week, had several offers and sold it above market value and my asking price.

Not only all of that.... we also purchased a duplex in Penacook.... AND  a duplex in Manchester. All with in 4 months of closing on the other two houses. Yes, we are stupidly insane and overly ambitious these days. It has been balls to the wall working on fixing the places up, and renting our units out. However all of that work is starting to wind down, thank goodness and we can start to focus on working on our own home, which we hope to flip in 1.5 years.

With all of our recent real estate transactions, I decided it was high time I took my NH Real Estate Licensing Course as well..... again (I also took it 8 years ago!) So I'm also working on getting my license and hope that I'll have my license hung and be an agent in Concord/Manchester area this spring!

Last but not least, I also started a new job OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE! I took a job at a dealership this fall and so far I've loved having somewhere to go each day, a reason to get dressed and to brush my hair. It's done wonders for my mental health. I have to say working outside of the house is so much easier for me than being a stay at home mom ever was, and even easier than being  a work at home mom was. All the years when I did social media campaigns and recipe development from home as great as they were, had some major draw backs. Being cooped up inside was just not healthy for me.

The only drawback to my new crazy busy life is that I no longer take time for my creative outlets. I don't read, write, photograph, or even bake like I used to. So far I haven't really missed it too much, however I'm worried that if I don't start to take an hour here and there out of life to do these things, I will burn out. So this is my attempt at getting into the habit of me time....

So there you have it, a quick update on my life. I hope I didn't bore you too much, if I did.... I made you donuts,  so stop your bitching.

With Love,

Coffee Glazed Spudnuts

The Maine Potato Donut (Spudnut) has been around for generations, but in recent years has become quite popular thanks to the famous donut shop in Portland called the Holy Donut. They are the masters of making a unique cake donut and have so many fun flavors to choose from daily at both of their locations. This recipe is my version of something really damn near close to being as good as a Holy Donut. 


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cups mashed baked potatoes (skins removed!)
1/2 cup buttermilk 

3lbs lard for frying (I firmly believe cake donuts should be fried in lard) 


Sift flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and cinnamon together. Set aside. 

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mashed potatoes to the mixture. 

Add milk and the flour mixture in alternately until all the ingredients are fully combined. 

The dough will be a tad sticky, cover and refrigerate overnight. 

When you are ready to fry the donuts, heat the lard to 365 degrees.

Turn the chilled dough out on to a floured surface and give it a few kneeds. 

Roll the dough out until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into donut shapes ( I used a donut cutter, you can improvise with a cup and a bottle cap)

Give each donut a stretch, like you would if you were shaping bagels. 

Fry donuts in small batches, not over crowding them, until they are golden on each side, flipping once. 

Place fried donuts on paper towels to absorb grease. 

Prepare glaze while the donuts cool a bit. 

Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tbs ground coffee, and a few tablespoons of cold brewed coffee. Whisk together until it forms a glaze. 

Dip each donut into the glaze, and set aside to finish cooling. 


  1. Bahahaha, love the ending. No bitching here, I've missed your writing voice Carrie! Great doughnuts, great photos, glad to have a life update from you :)

  2. You sound good - and BUSY! Change is healthy and it sounds like you’re moving on! All good! We also appreciate you visiting here every once and a while to share your magic. These donuts look insane and your photography is beautiful! Wishing you only amazing things girl!

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  5. I found this blog while looking for something to do with red wine...and while I'm happy for your life improvements, at the same time I'm sad because it means less opportunities for you to add more entries. I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving, and a merry Christmas! ❤

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