I just wanted to post a picture and I thought of handsome Lightning. He is one of my in-law's cats. I have to be fair and post of a picture of his sister, Precious.
They had a brother but he got ran over. Frank and I get to play with them with we go over for a visit.
Okay.. back to my title... Donuts. Joy over at Doodlebug mentioned one time that she likes donut holes. Oh.. today is her 10th birthday... drop by and wish her a Happy Birthday. Then Michelle at Chocolate and Marmalade Tea posted how her mischievous cat, Quincy, stole and ate a donut. Michelle posted really cute pictures, so it is a must to check out too.
Of course all this talk of donut holes and donuts made me want donuts. I still can't taste foods much... darn cold is still hanging on... so no donuts will be bought or made here until our taste buds come back.
I wanted to share an easy recipe. I got this recipe from an old recipe book when we were stationed in Hawaii. I don't have the name of the book or author and am pretty sure the copyright is out of date... so maybe I won't get sued :-) The recipe is for Malasadas. They are also known as Portuguese Doughnuts. The recipe makes a lot. I used half the recipe when I used to make them.
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 pint milk
4 cups flour
2 yeast cakes (two packets of active dry yeast is equivalent)
Sift the flour, salt and sugar together. Place yeast in 1 cup of warm milk and blend well. Pour this mixture into bowl with about 2½ cups of the dry ingredients and stir. Gradually add the second cup of milk and rest of flour mixture. When thoroughly mixed, cover bowl and let rise.
When dough has risen sufficiently and appears light in texture drop by tablespoon into hot fat and fry until golden brown.
The recipe says to drizzle with warm honey, but I rolled them in powdered sugar and cinnamon most of the time. That is what my children liked. They could also be drizzled with chocolate or vanilla icing and sprinkles added... Quincy would like the sprinkles :-)
Use a healthy oil and control the portions and you will be fine and not destroy your healthy diet. Treat yourself ever once in while with something you like.
Frank had to reschedule his appointment with the oncologist surgeon for the second time. We just are not over these colds. I am better, I went about an hour without coughing.. that is progress :-) For some reason I've had a cough worse than Frank. I don't think I have bronchitis or pneumonia. We both may have a sinus infection. Frank made us appointments with our family doctor... the soonest he could get is Friday morning. If we get worse before our appointments we can always go to one of the convenient care places.
We were stationed at Ft. Shafter in Hawaii from the first part of July 1973 until sometime in August 1974. They dissolved Frank's unit so it was a short tour. Frank and I want to go back for a visit.
Anyhow, the hole in the doughnut is at least digestible. - - H.L. Mencken