It’s kind of discouraging that after I slave in the kitchen making a healthy well-balanced meal with lots of vegetables, all Charlotte will eat is a cold, congealed mass of leftover oatmeal. (It is dang good oatmeal, but still. Doesn’t she know I have feelings?)
I made doughnuts!!!! Doughnuts are on such a high pedestal in my mind that I never thought I would make the attempt. There are so many ways it could go wrong…and deep-frying things is always scary (right? Please tell me I’m not the only one. Today I had horrible nightmares in which I somehow managed to slop the whole vat of 350° oil down my front. But it didn’t happen! See, making doughnuts is easy!)
I’m convinced that most people have a favorite doughnut shop back home. Mine is called Sam’s Donuts and they are amazing. They have the puffiest, softest doughnuts in the world, with the perfect glaze-to-doughnut ratio. I just googled them to see if they have a website. They don’t, but the first hit had a review: Just your regular donut shop could use some spice maybe sprinkle some bacon on the maple put Manteca in the donut map. (Manteca is my hometown.) Really? The donut map? Awesome.
You have got to try these Maple Bars, sans bacon. They are soooo worth all the effort. And really, they weren’t hard at all. It’s no more effort than making bread. (Okay, maybe a teensy bit more effort.) But the result is absolutely incredible. You will win many friends with this one. Because that’s what cooking is all about right? Making people like you through food? Should I contact a psychologist now?
Today I’m listening to Sea Lion Woman by Feist.
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If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and share on social media using the hashtag #thefoodcharlatan! I’d love to see what you’re making!
Source: Our Best Bites
Love Maple Bars? Try this 30 MINUTE version!! No joke!! They are sooo good (and so much faster):
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