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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Cooking a'la Cardboard Box

We've moved in and mostly settled, but for over two weeks we've been eating easy, non impressive foods.... or carry out (for shame!!!).
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Now we've settled, and I'll start documenting more recipes and adventures. I have to get my Internet working (next Tuesday, I've been told I'll have a connection) and things in order before I can formally post again on a regular basis.

I'll post pictures, recipes and ideas as soon as I can.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Fried Cinnasugar Doughnuts

I had some extra store prepared pizza dough from Trader Joe's lying around today and didn't want to make pizza. We've been packing up things all day into cardboard boxes and I just felt the need for a splurge! I'd seen someone make doughnuts at home once, and I just felt inspired.

1 package store prepared pizza dough
equal parts olive and vegetable oil (enough to fill pan two inches deep)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon (or to taste)
2 circular cookie cutters, one smaller than the other

Heat oil over medium heat until oil reaches 375*F (you can use a candy thermometer to check). Roll pizza dough out on floured surface until 1 inch thick. Meanwhile, using circle cookie cutters, cut rounds of dough and set aside. (Combine "scraps" of dough and roll out again making more circle rounds) Using the smaller cookie cutter, cut a hole into the rounds to make a doughnut shape. Drop doughnuts into oil and cook, flipping once until golden brown. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Drop immediately into bowl with sugar and cinnamon. Allow to cool a few moments and then enjoy!

Change of Address

Not much cooking being done in my home this week!! My husband and I move into our first house in under two weeks!