Homemade Donuts

When I was still living in Davao, I would often go to Julies Bakeshoppe in the afternoon to buy hot donut (doughnut), pilipit or binangkal.  My co-workers would tease me because my bag is full of these food.  Well, what can I do?  Eating these three is happiness to me. Anyway, a couple of months ago I challenged myself again.  Here I will share to you my first attempt to make donuts (and a pilipit…I was able to make ONE pilipit only but I promise you I will make more pilipit next time and binangkal too).  I followed the recipe of Ms. Connie here.

Like making bread you need all-purpose flour, yeast, milk, butter, egg, sugar, warm water, salt and oil for frying (too bad I wasn’t able to take pictures while making it, I got so engrossed that it was a little late when I remembered the camera).

I first mixed the yeast and warm water and let it stand for around 10 minutes until it became frothy.  Then I put the rest of the ingredients (except the oil) in a large bowl. I poured in the yeast mixture and mixed it until I was able to form the dough into a ball.  I placed the dough in a bowl and covered it with a kitchen towel.  I let it rise for a couple of hours until double in size.

When it had double in size, I removed it from the bowl and rolled the dough in a floured table with a rolling pin.  Because I didn’t have a donut cutter, I used the cookie cutter and the icing decorating tip (the back part) to create a hole.

Then I fried the donuts in hot oil until it turned golden brown on both sides (note: do not overcrowd when frying).  I used paper towel to remove the oil. I then sprinkled powdered sugar on top.

Please visit again here because I will be posting pilipit and binangkal recipes in the coming days. 🙂

Cookie Jars for Christmas

Have you thought of what to give this Christmas?  Why not a personalized cookie jar?  I’m sure the recipient of your gift will be very happy to receive such cute present from you.  If you like to give one, I’m selling cookie jars this holiday season at a very friendly price.  Each cookie jar is designed with love and contains a mix of delicious treats like chocolate chip cookies, crinkles, snickerdoodles, soft christmas cookies, whoopie pies, rolled sugar cookies and many more.  Place your order now (please give me 3 days to one week for your order). Spread sweetness this Christmas! 🙂

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November 27, 2011 (Sunday)

One young lion asked his mom, “Where is happiness?”

“On your tail,” the mother lion replied.

So the young lion spent the whole day tired chasing after his tail.

Mother lion said, “Son, you don’t have to chase after your happiness.  Just keep moving forward and your happiness will follow.”