Wednesday, June 12, 2013

So, It's Been Awhile...

Yes, I know, I know.  I haven't been very diligent when it comes to updating this little blog.  But I promise you, all that time my powers were being used for good- weekly donut experiments were held!  Sweat and tears were shed!  (No blood, but maybe a splash of hot oil here and there.)  Delicious concoctions where created! 

I'm gonna pat myself on the back for a second here, and your reward for bearing with me is a good amount of donut porn.  I've come a long way from my first donuts- delicious pumpkin spice donuts that looked like piles of dog poo.  I mean look at this:

I'm filled with a weird combination of pride and shame.  Delicious shame.

I didn't really know what I was doing at the time, but I knew that I was in love.  So I started to test out a recipe or two, and the next thing you know, I'm writing up my own recipes.  I have to admit, there is a weird sense of pride and joy when you walk into kitchen and create something tasty without referencing a cookbook or a website*. Recipes that just came from my head??  It's mind boggling when I stop to think about it.

* I'm lying a little here- Joe Pastry just might be the best baking reference site out there.  There are a million explanations and tips on that site that are just GOLD for the self-taught baker.

But enough horn tootin'!  Here's what I've been working on.  You'll have to forgive me, I downloaded a bunch of ridiculous photo apps yesterday, and I think I may have gone a wee bit overboard.  Prepare yourself.

Café Sua Da Donuts- Vietnamese Coffee with Condensed Milk

I made some vegan donuts on request.  Hot damn, they were good.

Step by step, ooo baby!  Gonna get to ya giiiiirl.

And lastly:

The honey donuts are my proudest "invention" so far, even more so than the Dark and Stormies.  I figure I'm going to need a signature flavor when I start my donut business, something simple but something great, and I think this one fits the bill.

I love donuts and I love how happy people are when I deliver them an order of freshly made gluten free donuts.  I love that my boyfriend's niece associates my name with donuts.  I can't wait to open up shop so you can try them too. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Life's a piece of cake

This is how I feel the moment I drop off a donut delivery:

My answer to everyone that asks "What's up with this obsession with donuts?" is this- donuts make people happy.  Nothing wrong with wanting to make the world a happier place, is there?