Turkey Pot Pie

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In Canada, Thanksgiving comes fairly early in October, which means we get started on our Holiday cheer a lot earlier than the rest of America. This also means we get to eat some turkey (because it’s pretty much impossible to find a whole one the rest of the year), although if you are like me, you reserve the turkey for days that are not holidays. I much prefer a nice, succulent prime rib for holiday dinners, or a big ol’ fatty goose. But the day after Thanksgiving? Oh you’ll find me near the turkey section of the grocery store for sure, because that’s when it goes on crazy sale. 15lb turkey? Yeah, I scored mine for about $17, which is what I usually pay for my free range, local chickens.
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Doughnut FRYday – French Crullers

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After all this doughnut making lately, coming so soon after two full years of paleo baking with, let’s face it, not fun to work with ingredients, I’m resolving myself to starting over in my baking education. Sure, I can bake a mean cake (like, the best fucking cake you’ve ever had), but when it comes to working with pastries and ratios and the basics of the science behind it all, I’m still a newb.

On Tuesday, I decided to make a cream doughnut, based on some rather old recipes from a really old cookbook I have. But let’s just say that…well, they sucked. They would have made a great bagel probably…tough, chewy and dense. You don’t know baking disappointment until you’ve worked for over an hour on a dough, heated your deep fryer, made icing and gotten everything ready. The minute the dough went into the fryer, I knew they were garbage.
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Doughnut FRYday – Roundup

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Because I had the stomach flu all week and only just started feeling better, I didn’t feel like firing up the deep fryer this week. So, instead, I rounded up the month’s best doughnut posts from around the web (fried only…what is WITH this baked doughnut trend?!) and pooled them all together for you to drool over. If you have a hankering for some doughnuts, you’ll probably find the perfect recipe right here…

DOn’t forget to tag your doughnut pics with the hashtag #DoughnutFRYday!
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Savoury Waffles

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Breakfast for dinner is probably one of my most favourite ways to make dinner in a hurry. What’s faster than frying some eggs, bacon or sausages and whipping up some delicious waffles in less than ten minutes? I kid you not, these Savoury Waffles take even the most amateur of cooks less than twenty minutes to make, and that’s if you are having a tough time concentrating on the task at hand.

Plus who doesn’t love yolk porn, aka egg gravy? Sure, slather some butter on that mother when it comes hot off the grill, but the egg gravy is where it’s truly at. If you have made a dish that is yearning for some moisture and you have no drippings to whip into a silky, delicious gravy…put an egg on it. It’s the simplest answer to life’s yearning questions really.
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Doughnut FRYday – Old Fashioned Cake

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This is the result of further testing on this recipe. The published recipe below will result in these beautifully cracked doughnuts vs. the only slightly cracked version in the other photos.

 

Yay! Two doughnut posts in a row! But fear not doughnut haters (do those exist??), I have a yummy savoury waffle recipe coming up tout suite! But first, let’s get back to these amazing simple doughnut recipes. Last week’s response was pretty positive, so I figured I’d better keep with the simple stuff for a bit. I might try Crullers next though, simple yet slightly difficult?

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