For example, on Christmas Hub got me a food thermometer. Some people might think that's a crum gift, but for me it was perfect. I'd been wanting one for weeks and the fact that he picked up on that and remembered it was something I wanted meant more to me than any pair of earrings could. So for Valentine's Day I decided to make something for Hub that I know is his absolute favorite treat. Deep Fried Blueberry Doughnuts!
2 1/4 Cup flour
1/3 Cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 Cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 Cups blueberries
Oil for frying (about a quart)
1 Cup powdered sugar
1-1 1/2 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla
In your mixer combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
In a small bowl mix together the egg, milk and vanilla until well mixed.
Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients and stir on low until the texture becomes crumbly. Then add the egg mix and stir until it just about comes together fully. Fold in the blueberries with a spoon, being sure to squash some as you go, and mix everything together completely.
Using your hands, form the dough into a large ball. Flour your work space well and roll out your dough into about a 1/2 inch in thickness. Using a dough cutter, cut out your doughnuts being sure to reroll the scraps. I used a knife to then cut out the hole in the middle.
Heat your oil in a large sauce pan to about 375 degrees. Don't drop your thermometer in the hot oil! Place the doughnuts in the oil two at a time frying for 2 minutes on each side. Remove and place on a paper towel.
Combine all ingredients for the icing in a shallow bowl and dip the doughnuts into the bowl once they have slightly cooled. Ta Da! Best breakfast ever!
Here's a great doughnut cutter!
Need a saucepan?
Here's a waterproof thermometer...but is it hot oil proof? :)
What's your worst oops while cooking? Ever caught your kitchen on fire?! Hope not! Would love to hear about your cooking mishaps (mostly to help me feel better about what I did :)!
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Recipe adapted from here