I am so glad that the weather is cooling down. I am so not a fan of heat and humidity. When the weather cools down, my thoughts go to the kitchen. I love to cook and bake. None of which do I love in the heat. Of course, the last few months have been time to "put up the harvest". I have finally gotten to canning my garlic. I finally found a way to preserve the garlic that didn't involve drying or roasting. I have pickled garlic! I hope it is as good as advertised in the Ball Book of Canning!
I have also become a fan of the doughnut pan. I have made both chocolate and apple cider doughnuts. Wonderful! These are not as heavy as a dunkin' doughnuts and not at all like a fried doughnut. They have a light airy texture. The batter is almost like a pudding. I have all sorts of ideas for this doughnut pan. Plus, most recipes are for 6-12 doughnuts. Perfect for experimenting and they never last long enough to become stale.
I am looking forward to the cooler evenings and warming up the house with lots of meals! Happy Fall!!