Monday, June 27, 2011

Daily 5 - Year 2, Day 315

Today's Daily 5:
  1. an enjoyable day with my brother and cousin
  2. laughing as we experimented with the donut recipe - a first for all of us
  3. watching a few old episodes of The Big Bang Theory
  4. having time to bake cookies in between dough risings
  5. the taste of donuts we hadn't had since childhood.  we laughed all day as we contemplated how annoying it would be if we'd spent our whole day on this process and they turned out not to be as good as we remembered!  They didn't disappoint!  Here are a couple of pictures - one of a few in the process of deep frying, and another of a third of the finished product - we split the finished product three ways, since the three of us represent three households and had done about an even amount of the work.  (As a side note, they're weirdly buoyant in the hot oil, smell fantastic as they're cooking, and are totally fun to sort of prod and flip over when it's time to cook the second side.  Totally made me laugh.)


Anonymous said...

Wow, they are looking great... :-) I'm sure you will enjoy eating them!!

tea said...

Yum! I want some of those donuts!!!!

Jenny said...

Wow - great job! They look good enough to eat!

shallowfrozenwater said...

sure hope you weren't tempted to go bobbing for donuts.

Lisa said...

Thanks all. They're kind of an all day process to make, since you have to let them rise a total of six separate times all told before frying them, but they were absolutely worth it! Just take them out, let them cool enough to eat, and toss them in granulated sugar or cinnamon sugar. Mmm!

And Ian - I promise, no bobbing for donuts. :) I burnt my finger just a little in the hot oil, and definitely was even more careful after that.