I made mango and vanilla doughnuts. If you read the title, that should have been plenty obvious. If you’re just skimming, I also provided a decently large photo of a mango doughnut, for convenience, under this paragraph. Okay, ready to move on from this awful introduction? I rolled warm, pillowy balls of fried dough in homemade vanilla sugar and stuffed them full of luscious mango curd. Yum.
A couple of weeks ago, when I was in San Francisco, I visited a dollar-fifty store in Japantown. Where, you guessed it, everything cost $1.50 and was Japanese. Since everything inside was Japanese, their kitchen aisle was full of amazing Japanese cooking and baking tools.
I found a pair of cookie cutters (well, technically they were labelled as carrot or daikon cutters) that made 3D animals. I had seen 3D cookie cutters online before, but this was a perfect opportunity to finally try them (and it only cost me a couple of dollar-fifty’s).
I’m back from San Francisco, where I got to see a lot of really neat things like artichokes growing on Alcatraz and pistachios growing on a pistachio farm.
I spent a lot of the trip searching for ingredients and equipment that is a tad difficult to find in Toronto, and I am happy to report that I found many great gadgets that I will share with you in the next few weeks.