Sunday, October 31, 2010

Daring Bakers Challenge: Doughnuts

When I joined the Daring Kitchen it was with excitement and trepidation. I wanted to bake outside the box so to speak, but I did not want to go to a butcher requesting pig blood for some unholy concoction some random stranger thought would be fun.

So when Lori from Butter Me Up announced this months challenge would be doughnuts, I breathed a sigh of relief. This was something I could get behind. Plus, I could screw over Tim Hortons in my own modest way, and that made me happy.

There were many recipe options given, I chose to go with Alton Brown's yeast doughnuts. I made one type, my all time favourite, lemon filled. I used Martha Stewart's lemon curd for the filling. This combination caused me to create little pillows of heaven. Both the doughnut and the filling were simple, easy and delicious. I would suggest forgetting about Tim's and pulling out your deep fat fryer, your tastebuds will thank you.

Look at those little pillows of delight...



2 comments:

odessa said...

Ok seriously these look amazing. I bet they tasted delicious too!
Ryan and I are always lamenting the lack of non-corporate doughnuts in this city. Or even donuts actually made fresh daily (Robin's Donuts does not count - going in there is too much like stepping into a time machine in a bad way.) So can you maybe open a doughnut store so I do not feel like I am selling my baking soul when I buy doughnuts?

Susan said...

Next time you make them, let me know...so I can "accidentally" be in your neighbourhood.