Cooking At Home – Week One Using What You Have

Four the first week of this unit, I made glazed doughnuts and cinnamon sugar mini doughnuts. They were delicious! I started off by activating the yeast in warm water, similar to what we did with the bagel recipe. I then mixed all of our ingredients together and kneaded the dough for 10 mins, my wrists were very sore. I left it to sit for a while and then went on to rolling the dough out until it was half an inch thick. After that, I took 2 different size cookie cutters and cut the dough as if it was a cookie. I use the cut out middle pieces in the big doughnuts to make mini ones. I let those sit, then I cooked them in oil, made the glaze, and dipped the doughnuts in.

If I were to make this dish again, I would change the glaze. I didn’t enjoy it that much, even though it was all icing sugar, I didn’t find it that sweet. The cinnamon sugar ones were really good though.

A challenge I had whilst making these doughnuts were kneading them for that long by myself. I overcame this challenge by taking a 1 min break at the 5 minuet mark.

My greatest success in baking these were the shape. I thought that when I would cook them their perfect shape would morph, but I was wrong. They stayed their shape perfectly.

I am most proud of baking for my family, I rarely get to because of all the extracurricular activities I do outside and inside of school, and because my parents and brother both work a lot. So baking for them is something I’ve really never done before. They all enjoyed the doughnuts.

My Doughnuts
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cooking the doughnuts
Before they were cooked
The dough after it rose.
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Picture with me and the food
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