Donuts!!

One of my favorite memories from childhood was getting to pick out a donut for breakfast once every other week or so – we’d be grocery shopping, and it was always a huge treat.  I would almost always pick the regular cake donut with chocolate frosting and sugar sprinkles out the wazoo – because as a kid you can NEVER have enough sugar – and every time it was amazing.  (Except for the time my cat ate through the wax paper bag and subsequently ate most of the donut… what a disappointing morning).

We made mini-donuts one time in my third quarter at Kendall – I made mine tossed in a combination of rosemary/salt/pepper/sugar/cayenne, and they were pretty good.  This time I decided to go for classic, with a supposedly yummy donut and plain sweet glaze.  I also decided to make a few with a cinnamon sugar coating, and then add a little chocolate to the mix as well.  Unfortunately, I only had bittersweet dark chocolate in my kitchen, which didn’t work out too well for an overall coating – but was perfect for a garnish to the glazed donuts! Continue reading

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In honor of mothers everywhere… Monkey Bread!

Totally running late this week on my updates… but have another one coming soon!

This year for Mother’s Day, my mom told me I wasn’t allowed to bake – after all, I had Chocolates class the night before until 11 pm, and my cousin’s family was coming over the next morning to celebrate around 8 am.  I managed to finagle a little something though – even though it’s not really made from scratch, I got to make the delicious, not-nutritious Monkey Bread 🙂

 

For those of you who don’t know, Monkey Bread is a pull-apart cinnamon sugar gooey baked good – it’s not really a cake, it’s not a bread… it’s just delicious.  Half the fun of this one is eating it with your fingers and getting to lick all the cinnamon stickiness off your fingers afterwards. Continue reading