I did some mixing -
and then some rising happened -
and a little frying -
and the result was Pumpkin Donuts (and Donut Holes)!
I made a batch of cake donuts and a batch of yeast donuts, both using pumpkin puree. It's the first time in a long, long while that I've made donuts and my day was full of memories of my Gramma Hetman and her boxes of donuts and of a local neighbor, Mrs. Neimann, who always used a full 20 lb. bag of flour when she baked these. It seemed to take a whole day to fry a batch that size and every inch of counter space was filled! Of course, one didn't have to do it again for a long while!