Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sugar-Crusted Turmeric Chili Stoneground Cornmeal Donuts

never not donuting.
Sugar-Crusted Turmeric Chili
Stoneground Cornmeal Donuts.
oh, the things you can donut (verb).

This may be hard to believe, but up until fairly recently, donuts didn't interest me much. It was an ill-conceived donut birthday cake project that first stirred something deep inside. The cake was an unmitigated disaster, but it's construction did require the purchase of a certain specialty kitchen item. I expected to use it only once, maybe twice, and then leave it to collect dust on a high shelf somewhere.
Best laid plans...
Not to get all swept up in pastry-based hyperbole, but owning a donut pan has 
It was a seismic shift with a hole smack dab in the center.
A new mission, clear as day-- everything in donut form, 
whenever and wherever possible.


baking weather.

Sugar-Crusted Turmeric Chili
Stoneground Cornmeal Donuts
(makes one dozen)

Adapted from my Turmeric-Chili Stoneground Corn Muffins recipe. 
Because DONUTS.

1c all purpose flour
1c stoneground cornmeal
1/3c unrefined sugar
1Tbsp baking powder
1tsp finely ground sea salt
2tsp chili powder
1tsp turmeric

2Tbsp ground flax seeds
6Tbsp boiling water
1c non dairy milk
1/4c melted unrefined coconut oil + a little extra for greasing the donut pan
1tsp apple cider vinegar

3-4Tbsp extra sugar
1Tbsp crushed red pepper

Thursday, January 29, 2015

72 Hours in NYC

will walk for local produce, good art, and (of course) donuts.
72 Hours in NYC.
(if we're not sleeping, we're probably eating.)
this is art.
Late November mother + daughter rituals. Pre-holiday southbound adventures.
A month's worth of walking, talking, eating, and museum going packed into three short days.  
Eat, eat, eat. 
Walk, walk, walk. 
Talk, talk, talk. 
Eat again. Walk again. Talk again. 
It's a trip from which we each need a full week of recovery.
It's the best of all possible traditions.

morning highline views.

through the tall grass.