Baking on a rainy day (AKA disastrous donuts)Monday, 23 April 2012
|Sure, they look OK, but they tasted hideous.|
While I'm fairly brilliant at normal cooking, I'm a disaster area when it comes to baking. My cakes never rise, my breads fall flat and my donuts? Well, we'll come to that.
I'd wanted to have a go at making Jamie Oliver's donuts for a while. Mostly because I effing love donuts (you won't find better than at my favourite bakery in Rye and on Brighton Pier).
So sure was I that they would turn out amazingly, I photographed each step so you could learn from my wisdom...
|Flour, butter, sugar and lemon zest.|
|Mix some yeast and warm milk and leave to rise.|
|Mix to form a dough, initially in a blender but then by hand when you realise the blender doesn't work.|
|Leave dough in a warm place to rise to double its size.|
|Throw a micky fit when you realise the dough has not risen AT ALL.|
|Decide to go ahead and roll the feckers out anyway|
|Make a Moscow Mule and toffee popcorn because you're sure as hell not eating donuts tonight|
|Look at your sorry shit heap of burnt donuts and rue the day you ever thought of making them|
|Cover some of the non-burnt ones in sugar. Eat and immediately spit out when you realise they are dense and raw.|
|Make another Moscow Mule. Cry.|