Join us as we cook up some (American-style) donuts on the hot plates of the original Homewood Heritage stove in our rural New Zealand farm kitchen – and then take some of this fresh home baking next door to share at Aunty Grace’s (where you get to meet the TWO cute little additions to her family!). After doughnuts and hot chocolate (with Janie’s homemade marshmallow ?), Granny tries teaching us how to spin wool (yarn) the old-fashioned way!
Granny is singing Édith Piaf’s ‘La Vie en rose’ in this video and this version was recorded back in 2010 for Grace and Emile’s wedding.
‘La Vie en rose’ credits:
written by Edith Piaf
vocals by Penelope (“Granny”!)
recorded by Shane Stewart
guitar by Mark Mazengarb
accordion by Craig Denham
Penelope does not speak French – so please forgive any mispronunciations!
? David’s Doughnuts ?
1 tablespoon oil
little less than 1 & 1/2 cups warm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups white flour
4 teaspoons yeast
Dissolve sugar in warm milk, add yeast, and set aside to activate. Combine remaining dry ingredients together. Make a well in the dry ingredients, and pour in approximately half the milk mix (once yeast has activated), add oil and eggs. Beat in with a fork. Add rest of milk mix, keeping back just a little. Continue mixing until soft dough, adding more milk mix as needed. Turn out on floured bench and kneed for 5 minutes. Cover, put in warm place until nearly doubled in size. Roll out and cut or shape as desired. Deep fry until golden brown, carefully flipping once. When removing, allow to drain (getting rid of excess oil), and leave on paper towels to soak up as much extra oil as possible while cooling. Shake in paper bag with mix of sugar and cinnamon to taste. Best eaten while still a bit warm!
? NZ baking measurement conversions:
? Something that is a little bit interesting: here in NZ, what we would normally call a “doughnut” is actually instead a long, sweet bread bun (not fried at all) with a split down the middle that is filled with whipped cream and topped with a dollop of jam, round ones like these often get called “American-style donuts” instead!
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