Friday, July 15, 2011
Club: Baked - It's Donut Time!!
I've already professed my loved for the boys of Baked (and all of the goodies that they make).....so it only made sense to join up with other bakers who share my love of all things Baked, and bake their way through the latest cookbook, Baked Explorations. So, I am now a member of Club: Baked.
I missed the very first round of baking, but I got my act together in time to whip up a batch of Farm Stand Buttermilk Donuts. For the recipe, please go to The Ginger Snap Girl, who was hosting this challenge for us.
I could only get myself to make 1/2 a batch of them, so that the hubby and I didn't eat them all.....and that was plenty for us! Had I made the whole recipe, I would have ended up with about a dozen donuts and donut holes......and would have had to eat them all!! The dough was pretty easy to throw together, although as stated in the recipe, the dough is sticky! You'll definitely want a little dusting of flour everywhere, or you, the board, and your cutters will be completely stuck to this dough!
I don't really ever do any frying at home, so that was kind of a new experience for me. It actually wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be, apart of a small spatter burn I got on my hand (my bad!!). Looking at the comments some other bakers had posted, I tried to keep the oil temperature closer to 350 so that the outsides didn't brown so fast as to not give the inside a chance to cook completely.
I decided to make only two of the three toppings listed......the cinnamon sugar, and the vanilla glaze, with sprinkles. Both of the toppings were quite easy to throw together, and how cute are the donuts with sprinkles.....love them!
Check out The Ginger Snap Girl for the recipe, and go to Club: Baked to check out the others bakers' results!
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