Monday, February 1, 2010

Baked Donuts

I not only made cheese this weekend, I made homemade donuts. I don't know if The Crazy has anything to do with the cooking, but it made me happy. I used a recipe from The Good Cook. And I made some substitutions, because I'm lazy and don't like to go to the store if I don't have to. You can make buttermilk by combining a cup of milk with a Tablespoon of vinegar and letting it sit for a few minutes. And if you only have lime juice, I'd say it's a good substitute for the lemon. Oh, and I had no lemon peel, so I just left that out. And as you can see, I used an egg instead of 1/4 c. of egg substitute. See? Lazy. Either that or "creative and make do."
Mise en place, because The Good Cook told me to. That silver thing looks like something I possibly stole from a restaurant. And the clear glass thing? It's a votive candle holder.

The dry ingredients! And if you don't read the recipe clear through before you start, you are liable to put the dry yeast into the bowl without prepping it. And then you read the directions and understand that you're supposed to prep it with 1/4 c. of warm water. So I dug it out and did it. Sigh.
Then, you're supposed to knead the dough for a good 8-10 minutes. It needed a BUNCH of flour to make that happen. I don't have a bread machine, and I'm not sure a bread machine would have made it better, but it was super sticky. Add as much as you need to make it kneadable.
Then you separate it into 10 balls and make 10 donuts and put them on a greased baking sheet.
Cover them and raise them for 45 minutes. And I will RAAAIIISSE YOU UP! AND I WILL RAAAA IIIISSEE YOU UP! AND I WILL RAAAIIISE YOU UP, ON THE LAAAASSST DAY! Bonus points if you know where that comes from.
They are squishy and plush.
Bake them for 8 minutes and then put on a lemon (lime) glaze. They are not like donuts at all. They are ALL like bagels and bread. And they were super yummy. You either like them or you don't. Tiny hated them. But Other Boy wanted to gobble them ALL up. Yum.
There you go. Donuts. Yeah for me!


Cello Mama said...

"I Am the Bread of Life" Good song. Didn't know you Lutheran folks sang that, too. :-)

Donuts look pretty good, as well. No idea they were so easy - I'll have to try them sometime!

justme said...

i have been in the dark all this time. well, not a long time, since i only started reading you last year....but WAY TOO LONG apparently. i had no idea you had this site. so glad i clicked on the link

Kate said...

Cello Mama wins!

I don't know what you win, but you win!

clearness said...

Can you just please making a double batch of anything you fix so that you can just box up and mail out to me the extras?

TMC said...

Regarding picture #2: what kind of sticks/leaves did you put in your donuts? Or worse, is that ROSEMARY?

I hate rosemary. I just thought you ought to know.

The Good Cook said...

Oh, they looked great!! You are right - because they are baked they have a more bread quality to them, but we all loved them!

Glad you made them. And substitutions? I am all for using what you have on hand and NOT running out to the store. In fact, once I become country woman, it will not be feasible to be running to the store (25 miles away) for a lemon!