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Hello fellow foodies! Time for another post about doughnuts! Quiz time. Which lovely doughnut shop did this little beauty came from?
A) Krispy Kreme
B) Dunkin’ Donuts
C) None of the above
If you guessed C) ladies and gentlemen you are correct! Thanks for playing food fans! This delightful delicacy is homemade. Kinda. Would you believe me if I told you this doughnut was made from Pillsbury biscuit dough? Believe it baby!
Today we’ve got a quick and easy doughnut recipe that my friends and I came across on BuzzFeed. If a couple of college kids can do it, anyone can!
If you’d like to watch the folks down at BuzzFeed make this tasty treat click here!
(Almost) Homemade Doughnuts
Canned Pillsbury biscuits (or your favorite canned biscuits!)
Separate biscuits and create a hole in the middle. In the BuzzFeed video it looks like they’re using a shot glass but you can use a champagne flute, any other small drinking glass or you could cut out the hole with a knife. Use what you’ve got! Once you’ve created your doughnut don’t throw away the little hole! How illogical did that sound? Wow. I just told you not to throw away a hole. But you guys know what I mean! We can use those to make doughnut holes! Moving on… put your oil in your pan and cook your doughnuts and holes on medium heat. Make sure you have enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. We’re doing some serious frying here people. Let your doughnuts cook until the underside is a nice golden-ish brown color and then flip and repeat. Easy right?
Now for the glaze! BuzzFeed showed us how to make a basic glaze, a chocolate glaze, and a cinnamon sugar topping. We kept it simple and stuck with the cinnamon sugar and the basic glaze.
The cinnamon sugar topping is self explanatory. No surprises or crazy ingredients. If you’re feeling a little lazy you can actually purchase a bottle of cinnamon that’s already mixed with sugar. I believe McCormick has this mixture and you can pick it up at Walmart. Or you can do it yourself. I know I know, so complicated!
The glaze is actually pretty simple as well. BuzzFeed used:
2 cups of powdered sugar
4 tablespoons of milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Combine in a bowl using a mixer or a spoon
We actually didn’t follow the directions to the letter. We just kind of winged it with the sugar and milk and we didn’t use vanilla. So if you don’t have vanilla don’t worry, they’re still going to taste FANTASTIC!
This food hack earns my college-kid proof seal of approval!
Until next time food lovers!
I live for Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I’ve defended Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Anytime someone has tried to rant about how amazing Dunkin’ Donuts is, I’ve had to say, “Uhhh excuse me, Dunkin’s got nothin’ on Krispy Kreme.” They just taste lighter and yummier and just…I don’t know, they’re just […]
Who doesn’t love apple pie? It’s the perfect dessert. There are apples in it so it’s basically healthy. Well, at least that’s what I tell myself.
If you’re a pie lover like myself and are in the San Diego area, I recommend taking a trip up to Julian, CA. This historic town may be famous for its apples and apple pie but there’s alot more that this little town has to offer. It only takes about an hour to get from SD to Julian so it’s a nice little day trip to take with family and friends. Upon driving into the small town you may feel that you’ve been whisked back to the 1870s. The town’s main street is lined with quaint historic shops that house anything from old fashioned candy to novelty toys to leather goods. Not only that, there are 11 local wineries/vineyards and 3 beer and hard cider companies should you wish to wander in for a tasting. You can even rent a boat and go out on the lake for some fishing.
Now I have to admit, my sole reason for visiting was to taste the famous apple pie. I loved playing tourist here but all I could think about was pie! There are several different places in town where you can buy pie but I decided to check out Mom’s Pies. As soon as I entered I was greeted with rows and rows of freshly baked pies lined up against a glass window. Today’s mission was to secure a piece of pie but I was quickly distracted by some very tempting caramel apples. No. Stay focused. Think about the pie! I decided to order a slice of the apple crumble pie but once I got up to the counter I cracked when the cashier asked me if I wanted pie a la mode. Um yes! Then I saw that there was fresh apple cider. How many times in your life do you get to have fresh cider? It would be wrong for me not to try it. How could I fully immerse myself in the experience without it? I know, I’m weak. But can you blame me?! I have no regrets.
For me, the highlight of the pie was the crust. Warm, crumbly, just a hint of cinnamon if I’m not mistaken. If Autumn was a flavor it would taste just like this. The pie filling was tasty but not overly sweet. Not like the syrupy explosions that you’d find in a store. The cider, in a word – perfection. I’ll be honest with you guys, no sooner had I finished my treats did I order a whole pie to take home with me. Don’t worry, I shared!
So if you’re looking for a nice day out with your loved ones, take a drive up. Take in that small town charm. And of course, grab a slice of apple pie!
Until next time food lovers!
I know we’re nearing the end of August, but don’t put those grills away just yet! I have a quick grilling tip for all of you that appreciate the sweet…the smoky…the barbecue. While grilling, I recommend using a smoker box. Why use a smoker box? A smoker box gives your food that nice smoky flavor and it keeps your wood chips from catching on fire as well. My dad (being the grill master that he is) purchased one for our family this summer. He picked up the Brinkmann Cast Iron Smoker Box from Home Depot for just $12.99.
Not a bad price for ensuring that your meat treats have that perfect summertime flavor!
Until next time food lovers!