Donuts, how do I love thee? I will always rank a plain donut, fried in lard (of course), as my number one favorite donut of all time. When I came stumbled across this recipe from Something Swanky, I simply had to try it. After all, it was a Monday with a major storm headed toward our way.
Oh, how my dish drying rack has changed….wine glasses have been replaced by bibs and bottle things. I used to happily spend long minutes thinking on a new recipe. I used to wonder what next recipe to challenge myself would be. The tides have shifted.
Now, I find myself clinging to the minutes as they pass by as this little boy continues to grow and grow.
It has finally happened. I feel a little disoriented. It is almost as if a snow globe were shaken and things are disoriented and blurry before it all settles down again. You know this story…the story of the baby who does not sleep like he used to? And the part of the story where the baby gets mad at the whole wide world and is telling everyone all about it in a super loud and frustrated little voice. In new parent class they did not mention this thing. There was no warning at all, we simply landed here one day. There is very little Mom or Dad can do but to hold him super close and love him to pieces.
The third baking bootcamp challenge by Joy the Baker & King Arthur Flour was to bake up a few gruyere and green olive stuffed rolls. I am not going to drag this out – I was intimidated. So, so scared to work with yeast which is super sensitive to the environment, time and temperature. Add in a slightly cranky (yet still adorable) baby and we just have ourselves a full day of entertainment!