I am a college student, a senior in bioengineering at UC Berkeley, and juggling projects, clubs, assignments, and some tests here and there. I do have a legitimate excuse for not posting as much.
It's called PFAT: procrastination, Facebook, ADD, and Tastespotting (okay, so the ADD part isn't really real, but I have such issues focusing sometimes).
Zits really tells you how us college teenagers (wait, I'm no loner a teen, dangit!) work (please click the images below to read):
Another funny Zits comic about blogging:
Well, besides this detour, the purpose of this post is really an update on my semester Baked Donut Project. So far, I've made about 5 different types of donuts (1 of which failed and we will not post pictures of the lava flow it produced on my pan x_x ): basic vanilla from NorPro (the baking pan I bought), vanilla-nutmeg from VeganYumYum, dark chocolate coffee bean, failed eggless carrot cake, and pumpkin.
For now, I will only post my first two trials so that people with slow to average internet connections don't suffer from the load times.
|Norpro Vanilla Cake Donut Recipe: came out flat and more cookie like|
(harder and crispier than cakey). Simple frosting with pastel sprinkles.
|Try 2: VeganYumYum's Vanilla-Nutmeg Donuts. Very very awesome and delicious.|
The nutmeg added a very pleasant flavor, while the texture was perfect.
Even the day after and after it was still delicious.
|Cakey interior texture, springy under strain (omg, viscoelastic!).|
Have to admit, the sprinkles are pretty, but I don't like how much
crystalline crunch it gives to the top. I want normal sprinkles.
I modified VeganYumYum's by making it non-vegan and using unsalted real butter, milk, and eggs. Instead of apple cider vinegar, I used fresh lime/lemon juice. For the frosting on both, I mixed powdered (confectioners') sugar with a touch of milk, lemon, and vanilla. To frost, you just dip the donuts upside in it, let some drip down and wipe some off, smooth it a little, then dip the frosted top into a small flat bowl of sprinkles, making sure to roll along the sides.
Because Norpro's failed me in terms of shape and texture (flavor was good), I will not post their recipe. Above are links to VeganYumYum's recipe, so you can go there to experiment with hers. It is a great recipe base, which I modified with the aforementioned dark chocolate coffee bean, which will be posted up
Note to self: try the recipes on this page