Hey ya’ll! How is everyone faring out? At this household, everyone is sick in some way. Stomach bug, run away noses and more common cold galore! So as you can figure, not too much baking has been done this week.
Yesterday as we all know was Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, whatever you may call it. In this area its known as Fasnacht Day or “Donut Day” to those not PA Dutch. When I was younger, we’d lock our teachers out of the room in the morning. Don’t know if that’s still a tradition or not, it was comical though and kept them on their toes!
Anyway, also for tradition, we bought a “King Cake”. King Cake Article It’s almost like a danish ring covered in icing and sprinkles, along with it comes a “baby Jesus” or some other trinket that you hide inside. Whoever gets the lucky trinket brings the cake next year! When I first asked my husband to get one, he said “What? What about Luke and Jesus?”…So I had to explain it to him. Sigh. After I sent him a picture and description, he successfully brought one home. Along with the baby Jesus trinket.
Just a quick poll here, how many celebrate “Pancake Day”? I have never heard it referred to as that until yesterday!
For dessert last night, we didn’t have the King Cake because I also made some delicious donuts. You’ll be surprised at how simple they really are, but they’re truly pretty good! All you do is take a can of buttermilk biscuits (no butter please!) Cut a hole out of the center (fry up some donut holes!) and wait for the oil to hit 350*. When they puff up and turn golden on one side, flip them. Drain them on a paper towel for a minute or two, then cover them in your preferred sugar. I just used granulated sugar in a ziploc bag, but use what you prefer! I read in the news that a local fire company made 800 dozen donuts (that’s 9,600 if you wanted the tally)! That’s one fried dough and sugar overload there!!!
I hope everyone enjoyed their donuts, pancakes, and other “terrible for you” foods yesterday! And also Mardi Gras, even if you didn’t make it to the Big Easy… =] Have a safe and happy humpday everyone!!!
Again for the “Fast and Easy Donuts”:
1 Can Buttermilk Biscuits
Glaze of 10x/Milk
Remove biscuits from tube and lay them on a flat surface. Punch small hole out of the center, reserving dough. Heat oil to 350*. Gently put dough rings (or centers) in oil and fry until golden brown. If they need flipped, do so, (some are pesky and need encouraged to “stay put”). Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Let cool about a minute or so, place in bowl or bag with desired sugar or toppings and serve!