Mimi's Kitchen had to close for a few days so we could take care of our termite troubles. Not a fun activity. It's like moving, having to pack everything up and then unpack just a few day later. Now that I'm back in the kitchen, I hope to catch up on all the good food that you have posted to your blogs in the last week or so.
For our "welcome back to the kitchen" treat we jumped right into the Daring Baker's challenge, which was donuts. There is nothing like fresh donuts to pick up your spirits when you have been locked out of your kitchen for a couple of days! We choose to make the buttermilk donuts, and they were delicious- light, tender and cakey without being greasy. We iced them with a simple glaze and dressed them up for Halloween. They were good plain, but we began thinking of all the spices and flavors we could add to the dough for a new twist. We also liked that they can be decorated in so many different ways for various holidays or events, like baby showers or birthdays.
The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious.
If you would like the recipes visit Lori or the Daring Kitchen. Donut making would not be complete without a few donut holes, which we rolled in cinnamon sugar. They would also be good in powdered sugar or dunked in any left over glaze.
Finally, the winner of the Dove Chocolate give away is Jamie of Good Eats and Sweet Treats. Please e-mail me your mailing information and Laura will send you your winnings.