Oh and in the fyi portion of this post, I had some apple cider doughnuts this weekend in Portland, and I can honestly say I have now had pure doughnut perfection. And I have come to a sad (?) realization. I have been busy busy bee pinning away baked pumpkin and apple doughnut recipes on Pinterest, recipes that I have not tried, but I think it has all been a waste of time because I think that the perfect doughnut can only be fried.
Your thoughts? Really. I want to know, not to be an annoying blogger finishing a blog post with a question, but because I think I've known this DEEP IN MY SOUL, and I didn't want to believe it, but doughnuts.....they must be fried, yes? My girlfriend pointed out that if they are baked, they are little cakes. And they might be great little cakes, but they are not doughnuts.
I really don't want to deal with deep fat frying. That scares me. Should it scare me? There's another question for ya.