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Today we were busy baking and making. With Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller as our inspiration we filled our tummies with yummy doughnuts.
We used 101 Cookbook's recipe for baked doughnuts. They were (yes we ate the whole 1 1/2 dozen YIKES) delicious. I would like to believe they were healthy since they were baked---but they were dipped in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. We were able to make the entire recipe in the food processor. This makes quick time of the kneading (we counted to 45 slowly and it was done).
And so you don't think we are only about weapons around here, we made felt doughnuts too. My eleven year old was amazing with his needle and his sister was thrilled to have some new play food.
First we cut out our felt circles. You may use our template if you like.
Sew the frosting to one of the doughnut pieces.
My son then sewed "sprinkles" all over the "frosting" with embroidery thread.
With right sides together sew doughnut pieces together, leaving an opening for turning
Turn doughnut right side out.
Stitch completely around the center of the doughnut. We found this easiest to do on the sewing machine. Stay as close to the edge as possible, catching the top and bottom layers.
Stuff doughnut and slip stitch dounut closed!
We hope you will consider reading along with us to Reed to Feed! This funny and superfluous story gave me pause. As we are reading and eating I am reminded of how lucky we are to have an abundance of food. We can "play" with our food. This it not the case for so many. As a world population over 800 million people will go hungry today.