Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Where did November go?

Wow, it's December first.  Where did the time go?  I've been making donuts and baking, but just didn't get around to posting.  I know, lame excuse. 

We've been getting up on Saturday and making donuts since it's easier than trying to get up early enough to make the donuts and be to work on time.  Some day when the shop is open, that won't be an issue. I hope anyway.

I made pies and cheesecake for Thanksgiving.  My cheesecake cracked.  I guess I need a food processor so it doesn't get as much air in the filling.  I also had the bright idea to make a big batch of crust for my pies.  That didn't work so well.  I made it work, but I fought with it the whole time.  Next time it's back to one pie at a time.  I know it takes longer, but I can control the consistency better.  At least I'm not starting out mass producing pies.  I'll perfect the large batches of crust before that happens.

Here are a few pictures of the donuts we've been making.  I will be doing a lot of baking in December.  Christmas is the best time to bake.  I've got some new recipes to try plus some old faithfuls.  I'll do better this month on keeping you posted.