Friday, June 1, 2012

National Doughnut Day

My boys are constantly going through different phases of obsessions. It started with Prince Hock #1, when he was about 10 months, he became obsessed with Yo Gabba (he called it Baboo). Thankfully, I still know all the words to just about every episode, I wake up in the middle of the night singing "Don't bite your friends".  Since then, we have had many phases like the Toy Story phase, the Cars phase, the Pirate phase, and the Superhero phase.

We are now onto the Police phase. The boys live, eat, and breathe police. They walk around pretending in their police costumes all day. JR loves when I arrest him which includes me tackling him, pulling his arms behind his back, and then handcuffing him and saying the whole "you have a right to remain silent..."

I keep imagining the day I get pulled over, and how much it would suck, but how excited the boys would be.

JR loves to create makeshift jails. A few weeks ago he was at school and he was sitting with his teacher drawing a picture of a jail. She asked him what went inside the jail, he promptly told her a bed, a toilet, etc. She jokingly said, "JR, how do you know what is inside a jail, have you ever been to jail?" He replied, "no, but Daddy has."

She told me this story and I was hysterically laughing, and explaining that King Hock has never been to jail (which she already could guess). I'm still laughing.

Anyways, what goes together better than police and doughnuts? Did you know today is National Doughnut Day? In honor of this special day, I made Zucchini Doughnuts, they were unbelievably delicious.

Here is the recipe:

Zucchini Doughnuts

Don't let the zucchini scare you off, these are great! You will need a doughnut pan to make them. You can make the leftover batter into cupcakes.

1 1/3 C. sugar
3 eggs
1/2 C. oil
1/2 C. soy milk, or any other type of milk, could even use orange juice
1 T. lemon juice
1 t. almond extract
2 1/2 C. flour
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 1/2 C. shredded zucchini

1 C. powdered sugar
2 T. hot water
1/2 t. almond extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the doughnut pan with nonstick spray.

Mix together the sugar, eggs, oil, soy milk, lemon juice, and almond extract. Once thoroughly mixed, add the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and shredded zucchini. Mix until all combined. Fill the doughnut pan 3/4 full and bake for 10-15 minutes until done.

While the doughnuts are baking, make the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar, water, and almond extract.

Remove from the oven, and remove doughnut from the pan once cool enough to handle. Spread the glaze on the tops of the doughnuts and immediately sprinkle with sprinkles, the glaze will dry quickly.

You can bake the leftover batter in batches to make all doughnuts, or you can bake the batter in a cupcake pan with liners. The baking time for the cupcakes is around 25 minutes.


Happy Doughnut Day!

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