Donuts for Days

I’ve got a major announcement!

I made DONUTS!

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I know it’s a bit late but this post is in honor of National Donut Day, which I just found out is the first Friday of June. I knew my birthday month was awesome for a reason!

This weekend I made homemade donuts from the Bouchon Bakery Cookbook. I love yeasted doughs. They smell so good, even before they’re baked. The donuts took two days to make. The first for making and resting the overnight and the second for baking.

The donuts are supposed to be fried but I wasn’t about to use a whole pot of oil for frying, so I baked them. After a quick 10 minutes in the oven at 375 degrees, they were done! I made a quick sugar glaze and chocolate glaze and decorated as I wanted. They would be probably be better fried but they still turned out great! Another sweet treat that I’ll definitely make again!

Small Batch Croissants

Bake up these buttery goodies for your next weekend project! IMG_0946

Croissants were – and still are – rare indulgences in my life (but I guess that’s goes the same for everyone else, right? Unless you have the metabolism of a hummingbird. They eat 1.5 – 3 times their body weight every day!)

The unimaginable amount of butter in croissants is probably the main reason that many people avoid them, but I’ve learned that a little yumminess here and there is good for the soul, and so today I present to you my first attempt at baking these soft, buttery, flaky goodness.

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