Friday, June 4, 2010
Today is National Doughnut Day! At least two of your local doughnut shops are giving away free doughnuts today, and I had every intention of getting one. But, life gets in the way...
I was THIS close to making a 30 min trip to get one measly free doughnut when I remembered my latest bookstore bargain table find: Snack Cakes for Dummies. I'm no dummy, but it's a nifty little book, especially for $3.99. And just as I was headed out the door to snag my freebie, I remembered that this book had an entire chapter on doughnuts.
A totally impromptu experiment. I wanted to make Devil's Food Doughnuts, but....no cocoa powder (No idea how that happened. I always have cocoa powder on the shelf). So I turned the page, and there were buttermilk doughnuts. Luckily, they required the same amount of flour (I only had half of the amount needed of that. Note to self: go grocery shopping) that I had already measured out, and proceeded to make half a batch of buttermilk doughnut holes. Actually, sour cream doughnut holes, because I didn't have any buttermilk, and the 2% was expired.
Whipped up a batch of doughnut ...dough? batter? stuff? and fried it up (BTW, used up the last of the canola oil, too).
Some got tossed in powdered sugar, and for the rest, I whipped up an impromptu lemon glaze. I may not have flour or milk, but do actually have 6 lbs. of confectioner's sugar, and that is no exaggeration!
At first bite, I didn't feel too impressed. They definitely weren't Krispy Kreme, but they weren't the frosted bread of Dunkin' Donuts, either. Not too bad, as you can see by the nearly empty plate below: