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Double Chocolate Coconut Almond Donuts
I hope you enjoyed a relaxing labor day. I feel like I did just the opposite, instead of relaxing, I “labored” on labor day. Oh gosh, not that kind of labor, I just mean that I worked. Since I had the day off from nannying, I was able to create some new fall recipes and photograph those for the blog. Although I did have to work, I suppose I can’t complain because I did get to enjoy the fruits of my labor, which were these donuts! I’m not sure why I think of them as rocky road donuts, because rocky road doesn’t have any coconut in it. It must be the almonds and chocolate that have my brain thinking rocky road, or maybe my brain is hinting that I should make a rocky road donut.
It’s no secret, we love baked donuts around here. However, I would really like to try my hand at fried donuts. But I have this awful nightmare that I would start a fire in my kitchen and burn down the house. A large pot of hot oil seems like a disaster waiting to happen. But my husband, the resident chemist, is trying to convince me that making fried donuts is perfectly safe, as long as I don’t have any flammable chemicals nearby. Good thing I keep my flammable chemicals in the bedroom. Ha, just kidding. Ryan keeps them at lab. If you’ve tried making fried donuts, leave me some tips please! Should I dig my hazmat suit out of the closet?
We went to our city’s corn festival last weekend and Ryan was eyeing the deep fried oreos. He ended up getting them after walking by the stand a few times. It was terrible seeing him eat those delicious gluten filled deep fried balls of oreo goodness. I think I am going to have to get over my fear of frying something so I can make my own gluten free deep fried oreos and of course fried donuts. But for today I’ll stick to the oven and these delicious double chocolate coconut almond baked donuts.
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