Monday, April 26, 2010

It's Spelled D O U G H N U T S

I swear, Dunkin' Donuts has made the entire US populous illiterate.

First off, it's spelled d-o-u-g-h-n-u-t-s. They're made from dough.

Secondly, wow. They are delicious. Especially when homemade and eaten in lieu of a balanced dinner.

So, why did I make Doughnuts for Dinner (if you are looking for a good recipe, try Alton Brown's recipe [link], you just may need to add more flour)?

Well, for many reasons, the least of which was to celebrate the close of the 2009 tax year.

Living abroad is exciting and gut wrenching. There are days when you cannot wait to try another type of qutab or you think having to walk a quarter of a mile for your water is quaint.

Then there are the days you miss home. You miss the corner Kaladi Brothers and you want a Dino's Donut (doughnut) so bad you can taste it.

On days like that, the best remedy is to call together a group of friends and try a little kitchen experimentation. Almost any can be made from scratch and even if it fails miserably, it probably will hit that homesickness spot.

Our doughnuts definitely did that.