Wednesday, August 25, 2010

day three

Ello Ello!
or doughnut holes!
I love love home made doughnuts full of love and happiness!
(I know, I just jumped right into it today, well that's because I have noting to say and I am excited about doughnuts and any distraction from the rain...)
Yes, so yummy warm bite sized bits of joy and rainbows!
The doughnut are another night before recipe I sort of forgot about letting the dough sit overnight but the sauce should be made in the morning so it's all fresh and warm!


First off the doughnuts!
what you'll need:
1/4 cup vegetable shorting (or butter...I like butter better but we'll use shortening today)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs room temp.
1 cup canned evaporated milk
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 and 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
Vegetable oil for frying

So, melt shortening, then cream sugar and shortening in mixer. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each, add milk and vanilla and keep mixing about 2 or so minutes. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Set the mixer to low and add the flour mixture until it is just mixed (meaning don't over mix) the dough should be soft and loose ehhh. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Okay so now on a floured surface roll out dough about 1/2 inch thick. Use a 1 inch round cookie cutter to cut out the doughnut holes. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pot, if you have a thermometer you can test the oil it should be 375 degrees, if you don't drop a piece of dough in and if it starts to fry the oil is hot enough. In batches fry doughnut holes until they are golden drown and 2 or 3 minutes. When they are done transfer them to a paper towel to drain and cool! Yay love munchkins!

And on to the sauce!
what you'll need:
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup water
3 cups fresh blueberries washed and dried
1/8 tsp vanilla
1 tbs lemon juice

And away we go, put your sugar, salt, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a medium size sauce pan, and stir until smooth. Stir in the blueberries and place on medium heat, stir until the sauce becomes clear (a lot of the blueberries will still be whole if you don't like that, smoosh them or strain the sauce when it's done). Test sauce so see if you need a little more sugar, then add the vanilla and lemon juice. Let is cool a little and serve with the doughnut! yummy! you may want to put a spoon in the sauce so people can spoon it on or stick the doughnuts on tooth picks and do it fondue style!

So today's music choice is SOKO, a totally cutesy french singer...adorable!



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