Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day so far!
I really hope it is nice and sunny wherever you are! It has been pretty nice in Vancouver the last few days. We had a gorgeous weekend and it has been pretty hot and sunny since then.
What have you all been up to lately?
I haven’t been doing much cooking lately which is obvious due to my pathetic amount of posting the last couple weeks! I have been a little preoccupied because we have a trip to Vegas coming up next week. It’s for my Momma’s 50th birthday and a bunch of her friends from high school are coming as well. I have pretty much been planning the whole thing, which I love. I love being organized and having copious amounts of lists. I am also the queen of excel spreadsheets, love ’em.
I am only slightly embarrassed to say that I researched which places near our hotel have good happy hours and have the info recorded in my phone.
The other reason I have been preoccupied is that we got invited to see a friend DJ at one of the Rehab Pool Parties while we’re in Vegas. I’m really excited to go but that also means I have to wear a bikini which is kind of scary. Let’s just say this whole food blogger gig has taken a toll on the old bod.
I am usually fairly active, I eat healthy for the most part and I try to hit the gym as often as possible, but I decided to amp it up a notch and I started doing Insanity.
I know, I’m crazy.
Trust me, I am reminded of that fact every time Shaun T, tells me to “dig deeper.” Although it is a super crazy workout and I am sweating like crazy after, I have been having lots of fun with it and found myself sticking with it more than any other workout I tried.
So in a nutshell, that is why I have been kind of MIA.
So now onto a better topic, donuts!
I told you I was going to post these last week and I’m so sorry I didn’t get around to it! But hey, better late than never, right?
These are totally worth the wait too!
These are a little twist on the Cinnamon Sugar ones I showed you the other day. They are super fresh, and kind of remind me of Lemon bread, which is my favorite! Instead of dousing them in butter like I did with the other ones, I doused these little babies with lemon juice…
Then they are coated in a mixture of lemon zest and sugar! I also threw a little lemon zest and juice right into the batter.
Lemons to the max!
These little guys are divine, I know you will love them, and hey, they’re mini so that means calories don’t count.
Miss Delish asks:
What do you do for exercise?
Have you ever tried Insanity or anything like it?
- For the donuts:
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- Zest of one lemon
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Baking spray such as pam
- For the coating:
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup white sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a mini donut pan with baking spray.
In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt.
In a large measuring cup add the milk and lemon juice and set aside for 5 minutes or so. Add in the egg, melted butter and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
With the mixer on low, add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. Spoon the batter into the donut pan until each one is about 3/4 full.
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes until the donuts are lightly golden and spring back when you touch the tops. Leave in the pan to cool for about 3-4 minutes. Then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
When the donuts are cooled, mix together the lemon zest and sugar in a shallow dish, in another shallow dish mix together the lemon juice and butter. Dip both sides of the donut in the lemon butter and let the excess drip off, then dip into the sugar mix, I found it easier to put the donut in the sugar and then spoon it over.