Creative Beginnings: Homemade Krispy Kreme Donuts…Hot Now in My Kitchen

deeclarknz.comYou know you are from Chattanooga, Tn if I say, “Hot Nows” and you immediately know what I am talking about! Who can resist a fresh, hot Krispy Kreme donut? It’s happiness in your mouth. It is. See the happiness on our faces? That’s my friend, Blake. Hi, Blake! I miss you guys! This picture was taken on my last night in Chattanooga this past summer (USA summer) when my friends, Lori, Karene and I made a midnight run for Krispy Kreme donuts. I hope no one was counting because I may have put away a dozen all by myself.

I ws telling some of my NZ friends about my utter disappointment the first time I ordered a milkshake and donuts here. I ordered a chocolate milkshake and the waitress sat a glass of chocolate milk in front of me…I don’t drink milk (no need for milk-loving soap boxes). I figured she had misheard me when I placed my order so questioned her about it. I was politely told that if I wanted an American style milk shake I should have ordered a thick shake. Lesson learned. But my stepson drank the chocolate milk. The donut I ordered was a hotdog bun with pink icing. I’m thinking about biting into a Krispy Kreme donut and I’m staring at a hotdog bun with pink icing. I could have cried.

Telling the story about my experience combined with my desire to start the new year with a creative flare, I decided today that I would create homemade copycat Krispy Kreme donuts. Thanks to I did just that.

Look closely and you will see that I only got a few of them iced before I stopped…

brewed a cuppa (I can spell..but I’m trying to sound like I live in NZ) coffee with the Christmas present (A Dolce Gusto coffee maker) that my daughter gave me…

and sat down, my mouth watering in anticipation, to see if I had accomplished my goal. Ohhhh, ohhhh, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. SUCCESS!

Yes, I ate all three. Don’t judge. It’s technically still the New Year holiday…at least until Monday!

The most heavenly taste sensation – You have got to try these! Especially if you are like me and you don’t live where you can jump in the car for a midnight run for the most delicious donuts known to man.

Would you like the recipe? I thought you would! This is really easy to do, and didn’t take too much time to prepare. Click on the Foodfanatic link for the original post. You will be glad you did because she has other copycat recipes you might want to try:

Now, I probably better get the dishes cleaned up because I expect to have some company as soon as this post is published.

Did you take me up on the challenge yesterday to begin 2015 by being creative? If you did, please share what you are creating with me…I’d love to see what you are doing.

I think creativity was a perfect way to begin my year. I’m already having a great time and we’re only two days in.

Look what I did last night:

deeclarknz.comI had a go at wire wrapping some of my seaglass. This was the best of the pieces I worked on. It’s not perfect but I quite like how it came out. I added a ball link chain and then I made a decision…I’m going to give it away…

So, if like handcrafted gifts and you would like to be in the draw to win this little creative NZ masterpiece (well, ok, it’s a cute little handcrafted necklace)…share this post with your friends and leave a comment below.

See, 2015 is already off to a fun start!

Thanks for reading!


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