Monday, December 30, 2013

Apple Cider Doughnuts

I'm not big on presentation. By that I mean - I can appreciate a gorgeous plate of food, but I have a tough time making food look that tempting at home. As long as it tastes good, I don't spend much energy on how it goes on the plate. And usually when I make something from a recipe book or website, my creation only has a slight resemblance to the original. (That might have something to do with how often I make substitutions while cooking, hmm.)

So, when we bought a doughnut mix to make as a special breakfast on Christmas Eve and they turned out almost exactly like the picture on the box - we were both surprised. In this house, that never happens!
And, I even found a recipe online so I can make them without a mix next time. Score! 

Have you ever cooked something that looked like the picture? Is food presentation a strength for you?

12 comments:

  1. They look great! I'm not big on presentation either - I make a lot of one-pot meals that are not especially atttractive :)

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    1. Thank you! It is tough to make one-pot dishes look nice - maybe it's too many colors mixing together or something.

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  2. They look store bought quality! How'd you get them so round?

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    1. You're sweet! I used a doughnut pan - it has doughnut shaped holes that you fill halfway, like using a muffin tin for muffins. But they'll usually come out lumpy, one side higher than the other or something.

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  3. They look great - I love doughnuts...too much!
    Happy New Year! :)

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    1. haha, it's easy to love doughnuts. :) Happy New Year!

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  4. I need to 'un-see"! They look too delicious by far!

    No - sadly my cooking *never* looks like the picture or box, lol!

    Happy New Year!

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    1. They were so good! Nice for special occassions :)

      Happy New Year!

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  5. Oh they look so yummy just when I've resolved to eat healthier this new year (which to me means less or no sugar!) I like there's a link to the non packet mix, so I can give it a try when I've tamed my weight a little, and not so strict on sugary things!

    Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year - I'm catching up on all my reading now!

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    1. Yes, I can't wait to try the recipe from scratch too. I had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's - I hope you did as well :)

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  6. presentation is not one of my strengths. i realized in culinary class that pretty much everyone else puts a lot of effort into presentation so i've tried to improve. when i asked my class partner how she had learned so much about presentation she said it was from watching cooking shows...
    at home, i am too busy enjoying and eating to focus on presentation and plating, and personally, i like it that way!

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    1. Agreed! I think more about perfecting the food's taste than plating and like it that way too :)

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