If you could smell my house right now, I guarantee you would come back to this blog again and again. And if you knew how much I lurrve doughnuts... perhaps you remember that Veto and I had a doughnut tower at our wedding... then it will come as no surprise that I just had to attempt making my own Krispy Kreme style doughnuts. I found a copycat recipe here, printed it out, and off to the kitchen I went. The dough was easily put together in the stand mixer in about ten minutes.
After I let it rise for an hour... during which time I watched the end to a killer baseball game, I returned to the kitchen to cut the doughnuts. This also took only about ten minutes:
I then covered those bad boys with a tea towel to rise again and repaired to Wal Mart to get a new SD card for my camera. I don't know what's wrong - I've pooched three of them since getting the Mac. Can you say damned near frantic?
Loopy and I set about deep frying our doughnuts according to recipe directions. Whoops! It looks like 350 degrees is too hot for frying. The first batch is now also pooched. Still edible, but too dark for our liking. Let's cool the oil off to say, 325 degrees.
Much better! Perfect, in fact. Fried on each side for one minute... golden, not brown.
If you don't make this doughnut recipe, do yourself a solid and just make the glaze sometime. I could have eaten the glaze, sans doughnut. It was that good. Loopy whipped it up according to the recipe.
One. Perfect. Doughnut.
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