A Quick Succession of Busy Nothings chose to celebrate by making Nutella Donuts and Nutella Brownies. Oh yeah, baby.
It started off like any day - with a visit to the medicare office (ok that's a lie, only one other day has started as thus), and well, it was painless. From my previous Australian Bureaucracy endeavours I always expect it to be like pulling teeth, but Medicare seems to have their act together. I dig that, yo.
I also started a ruckus on twitter over how Australians say Buoy. More to come on that later.
Anyway, that's not the point, the point is I then went to Kirsti's house where we made delicious food and watched Pride and Prejudice and ate a lot of dip.
We started off making the dough for our gluten free nutella filled donuts. Oh yeah baby. Donuts (doughnuts? donuts? doughnuts?) are one of those things that scare the bejesus out of me because of the deep frying. I do not like deep frying. I donut like it. Ahem.
Let's move on.
Now what the donut recipe lacked was how many donuts it made. And we found out that the answer was A LOT. Like more than 40.
Anyway, the dough came together beautifully, which is pretty incredible considering it was gluten free! We didn't really change anything so please see the recipe here to make them yourself.
Once the dough was in a bowl, we made it go sit by itself until it could rise to the occasion. We got started on our brownies. You can check out the brownie recipe here. We left out the espresso powder and used slightly less chocolate chips. Over all, this was a fudgie dense brownie - but it wasn't my favourite brownie recipe of all time. Not even close. And you could barely taste the nutella. We also may have over cooked it slightly because when we first checked it, it wobbled so much when we took it out of the oven that we were a bit nervous about it.
Then it was time to face the beast and deep fry some donuts. Honestly though Kirsti ran the frying - because she is a brave and courageous soul. And I was in charge of filling the donuts with chocolate goodness. Now the recipe says there are two ways of doing this.
1. cut the donuts into pancake rounds and then put some nutella in the round and completely seal it into a ball.
2. pipe nutella into the donuts after they've been cooked.
Were they delicious?
Yes, yes they are.
And surprisingly, even Inspector Climate said for gluten free they were pretty awesome. Or maybe he just said that otherwise I wouldn't let him eat any! Who knows.