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...


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 I can "accidentally" be in your neighbourhood.