Recipes Gran Annie 1.06 RECIPES


The unusual shape of these donuts makes the distinction between the round , hole in the middle, Homestead donuts and the Eskimo donut

2 pkg of yeast

2 cups of lukewarm water-divided

1 tsp salt

2 tblsp sugar

2 to 3 tblsp vegetable oil

4 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup raisins

Oil for frying

Dissolve yeast in one cup of warm water and let stand for 6 minutes. Pour into large mixing bowl and add the remaining lukewarm water. Add salt and sugar, raising and oil. Mix well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, after the third cups start kneading. Knead until smooth. Let rise one hour. Punch down and let rise another hour. Pinch off dough and stretch it a bit, not to thick, make several holes in it. Unlike the white mans donuts, these are not perfectly round. Deep fry in medium hot oil. They can be any shape. Brown on both sides and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar.

From Grannie Annie’s “Eat Dessert First” Cookbook, page 18.


2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1 stick butter, melted

1/2 cup sugar

Mix crumbs with sugar in a 9 x 13 glass pan. Pour butter over top and mix with fork until well mixed. Press crumbs into bottom of dish and up sides.

Bake for 10 minutes at 350° and completely cool.

3 banana’s sliced

1 large pkg instant banana or vanilla pudding, mix as directed using 1/2 cup less milk

1 large can crushed pineapple drained well

1 large container Cool Whip partially thawed

1/2 cup crushed walnuts

1/2 cup chopped marachino cherries

Nutmeg – optional.

When the crust is complete cook, spread the pudding on the crust, top with bananas, spread the drained crushed pineappl over top and frost with cool whip. sprinkle with nuts and cherries. the additional sprinkle of nutmet is optional. Serve large portions with a spoon and a smile. Be sure to call Joey Jordan!

Page 55 of “Eat Dessert First”


This is one of my favorites and so fast and easy.

Layer in steam basket or in pan for baking:

1/2 teaspoon olive oil in pan for baking-rub olive oil on steamer

1 potato sliced very thin

1 carrot sliced very thin

Small amount of broccoli-sliced thin

1 small zucchini sliced thin

1 medium onion sliced thin

1 medium piece of salmon, halibut or turbot

Sprinkle small amount of olive oil over top

1 teaspoon lemon juice or sprinkle with lemon pepper

Steam for approx 15 minutes until potatoes are done

or bake 30 minutes in 350% oven. Add salt if desired.

I have eaten this for years and never get tired of it.

More in Life

The Christ Lutheran Church is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Musicians bring ‘golden age of guitar’ to Performing Arts Society

Armin Abdihodžic and Thomas Tallant to play concert Saturday

Storm Reid plays June Allen in “Missing,” a screenlife film that takes place entirely on the screens of multiple devices, including a laptop and an iPhone. (Photo courtesy Sony Pictures)
On The Screen: ‘Missing’ is twisty, modern, great

I knew “Missing” was something special early on

Puff pastry desserts are sprinkled with sugar. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Puff pastry made simple

I often shop at thrift stores. Mostly for cost, but also out… Continue reading

Nick Varney
Unhinged Alaska: Would I do it again?

I ran across some 20-some year-old journal notes rambling on about a 268-foot dive I took

A copy of Prince Harry’s “Spare” sits on a desk in the Peninsula Clarion office on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Off the Shelf: Prince Harry gets candid about ‘gilded cage’ in new memoir

“Spare” undoubtedly succeeds in humanizing Harry

The cast of “Tarzan” rides the Triumvirate Theatre float during the Independence Day parade in downtown Kenai, Alaska on Monday, July 4, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Triumvirate swings into the year with ‘Tarzan’, Dr. Seuss and fishy parody

The next local showing of the Triumvirate Theatre is fast approaching with a Feb. 10 premiere of “Seussical”

This vegan kimchi mandu uses crumbled extra-firm tofu as the protein. (Photo by Tressa Dale / Peninsula Clarion)
Meditating on the new year with kimchi mandu

Artfully folding dumplings evokes the peace and thoughtful calm of the Year of the Rabbit

A promotional poster for the first event in the Winter Film Series. (Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Film Group)
Movie buffs to debut local film series

This first entry is centered on short films

Most Read