Wednesday, December 21, 2011

eight days of FRIED - day two: sufganiyot

It is traditional to eat doughnuts for chanukah, and because I have never made them before, I wanted to try it out. When I look for recipes, I really only trust Alton Brown, and he had what looked like a good one for yeast doughnuts.

If you make some, you'll want to use his recipe.

As always we took a bunch of pictures of the process.

We then filled the doughnuts with either jelly or whipped cream using a pastry bag. For a bit of flavor, we put nutella or caramel sauce.

Salted Caramel Sauce
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of heavy cream
2 tsp of salt

Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan on high heat, switching to medium when the mixture starts to boil. The water will evaporate, and the sugar will become darker (caramel in color). Remove from the heat and add the salt and cream. The cream will bubble a lot, be careful.

At some point, I realized that we had hotdogs in the freezer. I took two, cooked them in the microwave, and invented something delicious: the hotdognut. Basically, roll a hotdog in doughnut dough, add condiments, and fry.
 This one has sauerkraut and mustard.

This one has cheese.

You can see that they cooked nicely, similar to a corn dog.

Tomorrow, we are going to try to batter and fry marshmallows.

Have a good second night

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