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Vegan Krispy Kreme Anyone?

February 5th, 2010

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Today on my day off from being surrounded by carnivores at my job, I thought “HMmm, I think I will try something different today.”  My first venture in deep frying resulted in some very yummy shallots for a very yummy green bean casserole.  But, also a very, very smokey house and a not happy Mr. Nashveggie.  Today I decided to try homemade vegan doughnuts. After consulting my King Arthur Flour Bakers Companion and a few websites, I finally decided to try a combination of the recipes from those websites and King Arthur.

Unfortunately, today was not the day for rising in my house.  The first rise was fine, but the second, after little Nashveggie and I cut them out, was slow.  I finally got impatient and began heating a whole quart of oil in my lovely Le Creuset 3 1/2 dutch oven. This step took about 30 minutes to reach the suggested 370 degrees.  Once I got started, it was a ton of fun, even if I did have to keep a four year old out of my way.  I had baking soda and the lid to the pot handy just in case anything went awry in this foray.  The result… well, I don’t know how long it has been since you have a had a warm Krispy Kreme doughnut straight off the assembly line, but this…this was heaven.  It took me back to the day when Mr. Nashveggie and I would go to the Krispy Kreme across from Baptist Hospital to wait for the hot doughnut sign and eat a whole dozen, he with milk and I with OJ.  No OJ today, just a little taste of a fond memory and sweet goodness.

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Pre-Fried Vegan Doughnuts

Hot Vegan Doughnuts Now!

Hot Vegan Doughnuts Now!

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