Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Donuts, Doughnuts, Fried Deliciousness

I'm putting it out there right now that the next big thing in the city is going to be/needs to be upscale donut shops. Remember a couple years ago when cupcakes became all the rage? It's time the donut was represented in an equally cute and adorable way. Right now we mainly have gross 24-hour creepy/dirty donut shops and in the suburbs there is always Krispy Kreme. You watch...pretty soon you'll see one of these cute, hip, gourmet donut shops pop up on Union or Fillmore. Mark my word.

I've been craving donuts so I decided to take matters into my own hands recently by making my own donuts at home using store-bought biscuits in a tube and it was so easy and so delicious! I used the smallest one of these to punch out the middles.

I didn't have an oil/candy thermometer so I just turned the pan on medium heat for a while.
They only took about a minute on the first side...
Then I flipped them with a chopstick and voila!


We even made donut holes! We dipped them all in cinnamon sugar and devoured them with our neighbors Andy and Emily in no time flat! This would be a fun activity with a big group of people and lots of different toppings including chocolate and rainbow sprinkles!

8 comments:

Steve said...

we should bring in chocolate next time!

k8 said...

reason number one million i would like to live in that building of yours.

Dwight said...

Mmm, tasty.

April said...

Those look pretty good! And I'm not even a big donut fan.

PS: I said it before, but I'll say it again - I love your hair!

Alice said...

So we used to live in Los Altos and they opened up a "gourmet' donut shop. It wasn't as good as the good 'ol Happy Donuts.

Betsy said...

Katie, remember how you'll be eating donuts with us in apx. 16 days? We'll even let you pick the toppings!

Katie said...

You're right on here. Bon Appetit did a whole spread this month on doughnut shops, espeically Top Pot in Seattle. It's exactly what you're talking about.


I LURVE doughnuts.

amyandseth said...

gourmet donut shops would be cool....unlike those donut shops in SF that says ' DONUTS & TERIYAKI CHICKEN& CHINESE FOOD' or 'DONUTS & HAMBURGERS&PIZZA', you know odd combos