I wouldn't call myself the QUEEN of baked goods... I think my friend Katherine still holds that title... but I made donuts yesterday and today.
I'd like to think that the donut recipe I have was passed down for generations. I know at least it was passed from my mother to me. Where did you get that recipe, Mom? These aren't Krispy Kremes (which are too sweet for me - I know, blasphemy), but they are a nice sweet, cinnamon-y/nutmeg-y fall treat. Fried in oil. Is that why I feel greasy?
I had to make donuts today too, since I spent $6 for the veg oil, and I didn't want it to go to waste by only making one batch. Any idea how I can keep the oil so that it won't go bad?
I have to say that baking is simultaneously saving and increasing my heiny. I remember thinking that it was a waste of time for my Mom to have baked all our bread. Sorry! I was totally wrong about that... as I begin to understand the healing power of freshly baked goods. I've branched out into trying spelt flour, re-trying sour dough (I even made bagels - which you boil before baking. Huh.), and making donuts again. (I have made them before - maybe 2 times in 10 years of marriage.)
The kids helped me make the donuts today. I was leery of letting them BOTH help, but I laid down the law about "You Must Do Exactly What Mommy Says Or You Can't Help Anymore." (Yes, I spoke with the capital letters!) They did really well, but around the point of using the donut cutter, I saw that we'd have to pick up the pace to be finished in this millenia. I rolled out a bit a dough for each of them, then I did the rest. Below, by the way, is yesterday's haul. I made twice that much today.
We went to the apple orchard today. I'm a Loser for forgetting the camera. I had even meant to bring the GOOD camera because apples are so pretty, and the sky was bright blue. Dang it. I think we'll go back next week anyway, when the Honey Crisps come out. Today we picked Jona-Macs and Galas. Both delicious in their own way. There will be pie in the hiz-ouse tomorrow.... oh yes, THERE WILL BE PIE.
So now you know where to come for snacks. I'll even make coffee. We won't be able to actually TALK, of course, with the kids around, and my mind scattered to the four winds, but the food will be good. :)