Bombolini filled with Vanilla Cream

Yes, this is a double whammy because you are getting another donut post.  After Tom laid praises on the Sweet Potato Donuts, I made the mistake of telling him, that the Bombolini would have been ten times better and he totally dared me to prove it.

He knows I cannot resist dates.  And I totally fell for it too.

I still stand behind my statement before that donuts are not one of my favorite sweets.  But the Bombolini holds a special place in my taste memory.

See, I have been eating these pillows of fried dough, filled with cream, since I can remember. In Venezuela, my mother would buy a big bag of them as a special treat from our local bakery as I was growing up.  My sister and I would gobble them up in seconds, licking our sugar-coated fingers and then wait patiently for the next special occasion to have them.

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GCC - Kuih Keria - Sweet Potato Donuts

Here is another item scratched off my kitchen bucket list– Donuts.

I’m not a huge fan of donuts. In fact, if I’m honest with myself (and you guys), I give a donut a 4.5 in my scale of favorite things to eat.  And that is saying a lot, because donuts are basically fried dough, and seriously who does not like FRIED dough?

Anyone? Anyone? I thought so.

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GCC: Croissant

I have had the croissants on my kitchen bucket list for a bit now.  It’s one of those recipes that scared me; mostly because it seems like it is so hard to do, but, when you do get to them, you realize that is not that they are hard, it’s that they are TIME CONSUMING. Two totally different things.

Two days for these to be done.


And believe me; I looked all over the Internet for a short cut.

No dice. Nada, Zip. Croissant making HAS NO short cut. They take time, period.

A lot of time. And a lot of waiting. – THE.WAITING!

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