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

Leave a Reply