Time to make the doughnuts!

Free Projects, Kitchen

This is my favorite doughnut recipe – but surprise! It’s actually a no-knead brioche recipe! This recipe stunned me the first time I tried it – far and above the best doughnuts I have made, and they consistently delicious every time. And I have been using this recipe for almost 10 years.

The recipe is large, so I usually 1/2 it, and that still makes enough doughnuts for 2 days of breakfast. And yes! Doughnuts for breakfast because I make the dough a day or two in advance. Roll them out, cut them out, give them 20 min to rest, and then into the oil they go.

Last night I mixed in some of my sourdough starter, too – I just followed the written recipe (yeast and all) and at the end I added about 1/2 cup of starter. Sourdough doughnuts with homemade grape jelly? Wow. Just, Wow. (Tomorrow we are adding in Nutella!)

Find the recipe here on Artisan Bread in 5

Summer Storms


We have had storms many afternoons – intense storms that make me fill up our water jars, just in case the power goes out. And we stand in the front doorway – the only door that is under cover – and watch the rain pour sideways.

Mixing up an evening cocktail, something inspired by a Dark & Stormy, I made something a little bit lighter, and then made it again the next night, since another storm was coming our way.

1.5 oz lime juice
2 oz dark rum
1 oz ginger simple syrup
seltzer (to taste)

makes 1 cocktail
Serve over ice in a high ball glass
and garish with a cucumber slice