This A.M., this fourth of July a.m., I woke up in Canada to the smell of Amy making Nespresso. All of my friends and family back home are getting ready to go to the beach or on the boat, preparing their barburque dinners and planning where they will watch fireworks tonight.
Just about every backyard in America will have a view of fireworks. People will be letting off sparklers and bottle rockets in their yards and in the streets and if you pony up you can buy some pretty impressive fireworks (as long as you sign a waiver stating you have some pesky rodents eating your crops that you need to scare off back at the farm *wink *wink) to bring home and fire off for a beautiful light spectacle. There are also plenty of places to go for Disney World quality firework shows. (Check out where TBO recommends for Forth of July fireworks in Tampa Bay.)
As for me, I am chilling in Canada with my best friend Amy. We have plans to attend an art show with a DJ lineup tonight. No fireworks, no red white and blue. I will miss it all a little but I have some patriotic extra weight on my ass I put on before I left, from the Independence Day donuts I made. They were too good and I ended up having 4 in a 24 hour period.
Happy Fourth of July, whether it is a holiday for you or just another day in July!
1 can of Philsbury Grands Biscuit Dough
Separate biscuits. Using a shot glass cut holes in the center. Reserve donut holes. In a frying pan heat vegatable oil. Without crowding the pan fry donuts in batches, about 2 minutes per side. Place on paper towels and then frost them once they have cooled a bit. I fried my donut holes also for about 45 seconds a side and then tossed them in cinnamon sugar.
6 cups confectioners sugar
1 stick butter
10 oz baker's white chocolate
6 tablespoons heavy cream
Melt butter and white chocolate, and mix well. Pour into confectioners sugar and using a hand mixer, beat until incorporated. Finally beat in heavy cream, 2 tablespoons at a time until frosting is desired consistency. Place frosting in a plastic baggie, seal and cut a small notch out from the corner and decorate donuts.
If you want to make red, white and blue frostings, divide frosting into 3 separate bowls. Add 20 drops of blue food coloring to one bowl and 30 drops of red food coloring to another. Mix well each bowl well.