“I'll stop the world and melt with you”

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

You've seen the difference and
It's getting better all the time
There's nothing you and I won't do
I'll stop the world and melt with you
The future's open wide…..

To the sweetest husband in the world, wishing my Bhatji, a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I know I’m not physically there to celebrate this occasion with you but I promise I’ll make it up this weekend :o) True to his Piscean nature Bhatji is very charming, flexible, emotional and playful. He manages to make me laugh even during the hard times and supports me in all my interests. Maybe a lil too much support….up to the point of harassment hehe (I will one day open my own dance school damn it!!) And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Life is definitely more interesting with a better half like Bhatji on my side. So here’s to many more years of love, life and happiness Bhatji…..Happy Birthday.

I have mentioned in my previous posts that Bhatji isn’t really a fan of chocolate. So many of my favorite desserts (anything with chocolate) I usually end up eating alone. I have to be more creative while making desserts in our house. Recently while watching Giada’s “Every day Italian” I was inspired to re-create her min Italian doughnuts for dessert. The recipe seemed simple and I had most of the ingredients. I also liked that it wasn’t too sweet….both Bhatji and I don’t like anything too overtly sweet. Here is the recipe for Mini Italian doughnuts:

1 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of olive oil
½ lb of prepared pizza dough
¼ cup of sugar
2 tsp of cinnamon powder
2 inch cookie cutter
1 inch cookie cutter
Flour to roll the dough out

To make:
Pour both the oils in a deep frying pan and heat on medium high for about 7-8 mins. Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface till it’s about 1 ½ inches thick. With the 2 inch cookie cuter cut out a doughnut round and then with a 1 inch cookie cutter, make a hole in each of the 1 ½ inch doughnut round. Make as many doughnut rounds as you can with the remaining dough. Working in batches, deep fry the doughnuts for about a min until they puff up and rise to the top of the frying pan. After the frying let the doughnuts rest on a paper towel so all the extra oil is drained. In the mean time mix the cinnamon powder and sugar in a bowl and set aside. Add the doughnuts to the bowl and make sure all the doughnuts are coated with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve while still warm.

Bhatji said that it was tasty but a lil doughy….which I agreed with. As per Giada’s instructions she wants the pizza dough rolled out to 2 inch thickness but I think if it’s a lil thinner than that (1 ½ inch) it would be perfect. It’s a tasty treat and the sugaring is up to you. So you can make it sweeter or not as per your taste. This dessert goes great with Chai or hot chocolate. Until the next yummy entry….celebrate your near and dear ones :o)


Asha said...

Bhatji sounds like nice guy, lucky girl!:))

Happy birthday to him. Yummy Dough nuts. Sometimes high heat (more than 350F) cooks the outside quickly and dough inside remains uncooked. Looks good though. I am on break until May, see you then. Check out the Easter Bread at Aroma I posted today!:)

Dhivya said...

Happy birthday to him:))wonderful dough nuts..gread job looks yummmmmmmmmmm

Pooja said...

So finally you came up with some foodie item , otherwise i was about to rename your blog to bollywood movie reviews he he he .....

That is a nice try Anuzi:). Dough nut looks yummy :).
I rarely like any sweet dish , so I make them rarely too :)). D Loves sweets and I due to me he don't get to eat so frequently :) . Good way to keep him out of these fatty food s , isn't it ? ;)

ANJALI J. said...

HAPPY BDAY TO BHATJI!! those doughnuts looks awesome.

bee said...

thick or thin, doughnuts are always delicious.

Sia said...

burrrrrrrday wishes to ur bhatji anu:) and my kid bro also shares his b'day with ur hubby dear:)
and doughnuts are always welcomed at our home. so if u have surplus, u know whom to contact ;)

Jayashree said...

Nice looking doughnuts.....

Perception said...

Yummy! Nice One!

AnuZi said...

Ashaji - I am truly a lucky girl. and you are right about the hot oil. Maybe that was the mistake....when I make these a second time I will make sure that the oil isn't too hot.

Dhivya - Thanks dear!

Pooja - You are absolutely right. If you don't like desserts and you don't make them often then its the best way to keep the hubby fit ;o)

Anjali J - Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words :o)

Bee - You are correct. Doughnuts of any kind are a great treat!

Sia - Please wish you baby bro a happy birthday from me :o) and don't worry I'll pack you some...if there is ever any extra left.

Jayashree - Thanks for stopping by dear...glad you liked them.

Perception - Awww thanks dahling.

Anonymous said...

Aww, thanks for the birthday wishes, Mrs. Wife. Just curious as to why you chose that picture?

bhatji said...

Aww, thanks for the birthday wishes, Mrs. Wife. Just curious as to why you chose that picture?

AnuZi said...

Coz you look sleepy/bored hehe. Didn't you notice....I never pick flattering pics ;o)

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