Homemade Pasta


Source:  David Lebovitz and the KitchenAid manual
Changes:  Used all purpose flour, let rest for only 20 minutes before starting to make the pasta.  Because it was my first time making pasta, and it is a slow process, I had to cook the pasta a little longer as it had dried before I was ready to boil it.
Thoughts:  Fresh pasta is always outstanding! Paired with a zesty tomato sauce.


Vanilla Bean Baked Donuts with Strawberry Frosting


Source: Shugary Sweets
Changes:  Powdered vanilla bean (1 tbsp) in place of the scraped vanilla bean.
Thoughts:  Tasty, but not exactly donut like.  I really like the vanilla bean flavor with the strawberry.  My donut pan is MUCH smaller than theirs. I overfilled my pan as a result and still got 12 donuts.  I would bet it would be close to 18 donuts at the proper size.