I had a caffeine-fueled conversation with two of my favourite work peeps in the office on Thursday, on the subject of Seattle, which reminded me of doughnuts, which reminded me of a friend who has written a cookbook on that very subject, which REMINDED me that I have never tried any of her recipes. So, this morning, I added homemade doughnuts to my ever-growing list of things that make me feel powerful, goddess-like, and basically a superhero to my kids.
They don’t really look like the picture, but they TASTE like the picture. These are cake doughnuts, with a hint of nutmeg.
You pipe them onto greased parchment, then fry them in oil. We made the kids eat scrambled eggs for real breakfast, but they helped out – here Sam is teaching the sound of “o” to Ben – yes, even doughnut-making is an educational opportunity for Sam to tell Ben what to do.
If you want to make the easiest cake doughnuts in the whole world (yes, you can) rush out – buy Lara Ferroni’s cookbook “Doughnuts”. It will make you happy. Oh yeah, and your family too. And if you’re wondering why there’s a coffee cup in just about every photo? This blog post has been brought to you by caffeine provided by Tim Hortons. Hmm. Smells like a sponsorship deal.