Do not bite into this chewy piece of heaven, please. Because if you do, you can’t stop. YOU WILL EAT THESE TO DEATH.
I can’t find the words to describe how amazing these doughnuts are, so I have to let you figure that out yourself. The fried dough itself is lush galore, but I dipped mine in homemade caramel sauce.
Vancouver is nirvana when it comes to doughnuts – there is Krispy Kreme, Tim Hortons, and my latest discovery 49th Parallel to fulfill my doughnut needs. Unfortunately, I am on the opposite side of this paradise, and I have to take care of this doughnut craving monster myself.
I pulled out a pair of tattered gloves and an apron with no strings, and set out on a mission to make the best donuts in the shortest amount of time.
You wouldn’t believe how difficult it is to find a recipe that is actually EASY! After an hour of relentless google searches later, I found the Holy Grail, and proceeded to making the donuts.
The adventure started with me looking for a perfectly round mixing bowl, and when I found one, I faced the eternal 5 feet problem of my life – it was on a shelf that was beyond my reach. I tried to get a grip on the bowl with a jump, and a trail of bowls cascaded down on my face.
Determined to make this work, I dumped all the ingredients on to the bowl with a thud. Mixing everything together was another strenuous exercise.
After that, I had to let the lazy dough sit for an hour while I regretted my decision to make these. And then I battled with the sticky dough with my bare hands, I punched and pummeled the dough in an attempt to take out my frustration.
Cutting the doughnuts were actually pretty fun, they were light and airy and a part of me wanted to wear them as bracelets. The frying, however proved to be another battle. The hot oil jumped out of the pan and scarred me once I put the doughnuts in.
The doughnuts came out golden and pretty, and the caramel sauce glided down the stack of donuts as rain drops glide down a leaf. I tried one, and it was love at first bite. The chewiness with the slightest hint of vanilla made it very difficult to put it down.
So I ate….and I ate, and then I ate some more till I couldn’t breathe.
Here is a more boring version of the recipe : Classic Yeast Raised Doughnuts