Add music to just about any situation and you can just hand over the kleenex.
It was an amazing afternoon and I am filled with Gratitude for the men and women who are our military. I am Proud of my country and flag. I am filled with Faith.
What an wonderful day...despite the tears.
By the time I got home I was in need of some comfort. But it was too early for a drink, and I don't find solace in ice cream. What to do, what to do?
Donuts make me happy.
I thought, "I should make donuts"
So I did
and I took a photo--okay about a thousand photos
and then I gave the donuts away
almost all of them
i kept a few
because they look so yummy
and I have a husband who is a veteran
and he deserves a treat
on Veteran's Day
But I abstained
which I don't really don't want to do again
Red-White and no more Blues Donuts
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbs baking powder
2 Tbs melted butter
1/2 cup whole milk
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the butter and mix in until well incorporated. Stir in the dry ingredients. Turn onto a floured board and gently knead, incorporating more flour if needed. You will probably need about another 1/4-1/3 cup flour. Flatten dough out to about 1/2" and cut in donut shapes. I used a 2" round cutter and then the large end of a frosting tip for the center hole.
You can dip in a icing made of powdered sugar mixed with a bit of vanilla and some cream, or chocolate ganache, or powdered sugar...or a myriad of other things. I am thinking that an icing made from apple cider might be delish. But I'm only looking at the donuts...not tasting.