Arubula's Kitchen is where you can get weekly menu planning. And her blog is Running Amuck with Arubula. I plug her constantly, and not just because we've been friends for 17 years, but because I'm a huge fan of hers :) She is truly talented. And I love that we share recipes all the time.
She recently did a blog post about chocolate doughnuts. I love doughnuts. Who doesn't?! We were talking about it and I said that I had to make those soon. She sent me her base recipe and I couldn't wait to make them! Finally this weekend rolled around and it was time to make the doughnuts (yes - I went there). And let me tell you - AMAZING! I seriously can't stop eating them. The fact that this recipe doesn't have yeast in it (cause we all know how I have issues with yeast) made me want to make them that much more! Super easy and damn tasty!
I get to work on making the dough - so easy. I love easy recipes. Anything that isn't too labor intensive is great in my book. She had warned me ahead of time that once I turn the dough out to chill that it needs to be well floured. I told her I would flour the crap out of that dough. And that's what I did.
|you should of seen the amount|
i had under the dough!
|doughnuts and doughnut|
What to do?! I try to pull them apart from each other, but they wanted no such thing. They were very happy to be stuck together and didn't want to let go. :( So I did the only thing I could think of, smooshed it all together to make one massive blob of dough and then pull off balls of dough and fry them up. So I had a couple of fantastic looking doughnuts and then came this mess of the worlds ugliest looking doughnuts. It was amusing to say the least.
Once all fried off, I had two options for toppings. Cinnamon sugar and a glaze. Away I go dipping in cinnamon sugar and glaze......who cares if they don't look good! They taste amazing!
|at least I got one perfect|
doughnut on top :)