Hello there friends and family! Sorry to be so quiet on the blog front lately, but life has been kicking my butt! You know what I mean? I had to take a little food blog break and attend to other things for a while. But, since my food blog is one of my most favorite things in life, I thought I would do a quickie post today just to get things moving again. Today, the theme is “Doughnuts and Life.”
When life throws you curveballs, I say, make doughnuts. Why not? Who doesn’t like a good doughnut? And if you get yourself some doughnut pans (or you convince your Mom to get them for you for Christmas–hee, hee!), then it is incredibly easy to make and enjoy your own doughnuts. In my opinion, it is probably one of the easiest treats to make. It’s kind of like making muffins, but it takes even less time to bake them.
Glazed chocolate doughnuts from Dunkin Donuts have always been my favorite. So, I went in search of a good recipe to recreate them. This recipe from Buns In My Oven is pretty good. If you love doughnuts and want to make them yourself, then invest in some inexpensive doughnut pans and try it out.
Keep in mind that these donuts are baked, not fried, so they are not exactly like “real” doughnuts. They are more like doughnut-shaped cakes with glaze on them. But, I made them recently with John’s kids and they really liked them. They gobbled them up right away which I always take as a good sign. They even gave me kudos for those doughnuts when I saw them the following weekend. They were easy to make and it did not take very long to bake them, but it did seem to take forever for the glaze to set. Can we eat them now? Nope, not yet. And we learned that they are best eaten on the same day that you make them. We had a couple the next day, but they were a little soggy (of course we still ate them).
My plan is to make powdered doughnuts this weekend. My guess is that they will be even better than the chocolate ones because you don’t have to wait for the glaze to set. Just mix ’em, bake ’em, coat them with confectioners sugar, and then eat them. Voila! I’ll let you know how it goes. And if life is kicking your butt, then try making some doughnuts. A homemade doughnut fresh out of the oven is sure to put a smile on your face. 🙂