Recipe: Homemade Doughnuts

AKT Rating: 5 WOWS!

Prep time: 8 mins

Cook time: 5 minutes per doughnut

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of pancake mix
  • 1 ½ tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice
  • 2 tbsp self-rising flour
  • Optional 1 handful of frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, or frozen fruit (finely chopped) 

Optional Toppings:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Golden Brown Sugar
  • Icing Glaze (premade) and Sprinkles
  • Be creative

Instructions:

Mix one serving of pancake mix, then add cinnamon or pumpkin spice. Once even, add 1 ½ tbsp of cooking oil, followed by 2 tbsp of self-rising flour. Let stand for 1-2 min. Meanwhile, on the stovetop, prepare a pan with ½ inch deep cooking oil and heat at medium-high. As the oil is heating, gently fold in variations of your choice, for example blueberries, if you choose and then pour the doughnut mixture into a sealable plastic sandwich bag. Seal and cut a single bottom corner off of the sealable plastic sandwich bag. When oil ready, squeeze out the doughnut mix into the pan to form a circular doughnut shape. When the bottom of the doughnut appears golden brown, flip and fry the alternate side until golden brown. Remove doughnut when both sides are evenly cooked. 

Once the doughnuts are removed and still warm, immediately decorate with optional toppings.

Let cool for 10 mins and serve.

Recipe: Edible Cookie Dough

AKT Rating: 4 WOWS!

Today, during quarantine, I was extremely bored. So, I decided to make some edible cookie dough:

  • 3/4 cups of butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cups of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of baked flour
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

First mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, and mix the wet ingredients into a separate bowl. Then, combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Lastly, mix in the chocolate chips. Once complete, pour into a pyrex dish, and refrigerate overnight.

But since my family wants to conserve our food supply, I used half of what all the ingredients asked for. After mixing, I put it in the fridge for a day or so, and it turned out really really crumbly. Though this wasn’t totally the ideal outcome of the cookie dough, I think I know the reason behind it. I should’ve added more milk and butter. Usually, the wet ingredients stick the dry ones together, and since it came out super crumbly, I can infer that the dry ingredients needed to stick together more. The milk and butter might’ve made it a bit smoother and it would’ve stuck it together more. But, overlooking the fact that it was super crumbly, and was basically falling apart, it tasted great. I would definitely use this recipe again, except with more milk or butter.

This is a picture of the cookie dough, along with most of the ingredients

Review: Cold Stone

AKT Rating: 4 WOWS!

I recently went to Cold Stone. An amazing ice cream place with fancy cones. Last time I went, I ordered a 30th anniversary cone with mint and strawberry ice cream. I was amazing. But, for somebody with a few loose teeth of her own, like me, it was a bit of a hassle trying to bite through it without having a stream of blood come out of my mouth. It was also really filling. So, I stopped eating mid way. As amazing as it was, please try to get something way smaller than what I got. Unless you have a huge sweet tooth, and gigantic stomach that can hold it all.

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