Category Archives: Hanukkah

SCD Doughnuts

I made Kendall Conrad’s doughnuts last night. They’re delish, like everything else in her cookbook. What’s more, they’ll make a great master recipe for things like carrot cake, lemon cake, and spice cake, all of which could be made into doughnut form factors. Which is good, because I bought two of the special baked doughnut pans.

Last night I had one topped with whipped French cream. Mmmm. Here’s a pic sans cream:

Kendall Conrad's SCD Doughnut

And in other news, I finally got a smart phone (iPhone 4)! I’m now living in 2011, late to the party as usual. It’s definitely a life-changer to have the Internet in your pocket, available anywhere, anytime. It’s going to be especially helpful for our trip to Miami and France next year. I tried to create this post from my phone, and it was all going great until I tried to add the photo, which is not possible yet through WordPress’ mobile interface. Time will fix that, I’m sure. I’m excited that this little machinery could help me to blog a lot more. Yea!

Next up, a photo diary of how we got a ten-year-old camellia bush into our backyard. Stay tuned.


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Gluten-free Hanukkah

I’m sitting here completely stuffed with, drum roll please…DOUGHNUTS! The first doughnuts I’ve had in, let me see now…at least five years.

I got on this gluten-free Hanukkah kick because I learned that Hanukkah is a celebration of fried foods! WHY did I not know this sooner?! So The Man and I made gluten-free latkes four days in a row and now the doughnuts. Actually, we attempted to make the doughnuts on Saturday night with some pals, but we had a little miscommunication (couldn’t have been from the hazelnut rum, no) that led to the baking soda, baking powder, and xanthan gum not being added to the dough. So let’s just say they didn’t turn out that well.

But tonight we prevailed. We had latkes again for dinner, followed by the doughnuts. Our place smells like a deep fryer. I think I am going to have to make these recipes every year, healthy arteries be damned.

Thanks so much to Gluten-Free Bay for such awesome recipes!

Doughnuts frying in oil

Fry, little doughnuts, fry!

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