Paula is reputed to be a Southern Cooking guru, but the above treasure is Southern only to the extent that Krispy Kreme began in Winston-Salem NC. Betraying her lack of any kind of cooking credentials is this in the recipe,
Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
My grandmother rose up out of her grave and smacked me on the head merely for reading that heresy. I heard a clatter in the kitchen, and went in to discover my skillet trying to jump off of the stove.
Anyone who puts non-stick cooking spray on a perfectly good cast iron skillet has no claim to being any kind of cook or any kind of Southern anything. Such a person not only should not be allowed to publish recipes, they should not be allowed to use recipes. They should not be allowed to cook, and I’m not sure they should be allowed to eat.