I am sitting here wondering if the rain will ever stop.
It has been raining now for days and days. Not just a little drizzle, but "torrential downpour, thunder and lightning, severe flooding, and tornado warnings" kind of rain. I actually like a little rain now and then...for a day or two. But after that, I find it really kind of depressing. :-( So, I really had no choice but to turn to some sprinkled doughnuts to cheer us all up.
I was too lazy to make my own (this weather does that to me), so I just bought some plain ones at the bakery and gussied them up...
Just some simple icing (recipe below) and some brightly-colored sprinkles...
Instant sunshine on a plate, don't you think?
P.S. I've had a number of requests for my icing recipe. The truth is, I don't actually have a "real" recipe. I just take some confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar) and mix it in a bowl with a little bit of milk or cream until I achieve the consistancy that I want. I made it rather thick for these doughnuts. Then, I color the icing with food coloring (I prefer the gel type, as it adds less liquid). For extra smooth icing, I also either sift the sugar before mixing (to avoid any lumps) or I pass the mixture through a strainer before using. Also, to avoid those annoying air bubbles, try tapping your bowl on the counter a few times and then let the icing sit briefly. If you still find a few bubbles in your finished prodect, use a toothpick to pop them!