Date Day – Making Homemade Doughnuts!

I have to say our August “date night” has probably been our most creative one yet.

We took advantage of a Living Social deal and took a cooking class together where we made doughnuts. Technically it was Tommy’s turn to pick our date activity but when I saw this deal I knew it would be perfect since Tommy LOVES doughnuts. So I casually sent him the link and he bought tickets for us and found a date on the calendar that worked!

Our work station.

Our work station.

Our dough for the doughnuts was already pre-made as we learned it takes about half a day to make.

Our dough for the doughnuts was already pre-made as we learned it takes about half a day to make.

Our class was completely full.

Our class was completely full.

Our first task was to roll out the dough.

Our first task was to roll out the dough.

Tommy took first dibs with the rolling pin.

Tommy took first dibs with the rolling pin.

Look at that thing of beauty!

Look at that thing of beauty!

Next we used a circular dough cutter (a canister) to create the shape of our doughnuts.

Next we used a circular dough cutter (a canister) to create the shape of our doughnuts.

Now it was time to make our glazes and flavors! We had the option of making three different kinds of doughnuts: Cinnamon Sugar, Boston Cream and Original Glaze.

Mixing the white sugar and cinnamon together.

Mixing the white sugar and cinnamon together.

Whisking the cream for the Boston Cream doughnuts.

Whisking the cream for the Boston Cream doughnuts.

Putting the cream into a bag so we would be able to squirt the cream into the doughnut.

Putting the cream into a bag so we would be able to squirt the cream into the doughnuts.

Making the chocolate!

Making the chocolate!

Boiling the glaze.

Boiling the glaze.

Once we had our flavors all made we divided our cooked (fried) doughnuts equally into small groups and got busy rolling some in the cinnamon sugar mixture, squirting the cream into a tiny hole we made in the doughnut and rolling one side of the doughnut in chocolate for other group, and dipping the rest of the doughnuts in the glaze for the remaining doughnuts.

NOTE: I wasn’t able to take any pictures of us frying the doughnuts in a pan with oil because we had to time each doughnut in the oil for 40 seconds each so I was too busy manning my stopwatch!

And ta-da!

We had so much fun making a variety of mini doughnuts. We definitely sampled a few here and there too. :-)

We had so much fun making a variety of mini doughnuts. We definitely sampled a few here and there too. 🙂

The proud chefs!

The proud chefs!

This cooking class lasted about 2 hours and was held in the Living Social office in Penn Quarter. We had so much fun cooking together. It was very easy to follow along step-by-step instructions from the instructors – the owners of District Doughnut. We’d definitely do another cooking class through Living Social again. We both highly recommend taking this class.

To top off a successful cooking class together we decided to grab a bite at Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza since we were starving. As you may remember, I had eaten here before and loved it!

Yum-o!

Yum-o!

QUESTION:

Are you a fan of cooking classes or cooking in general?

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Date Night, Things to do in DC

One response to “Date Day – Making Homemade Doughnuts!

  1. Pingback: Another 30th Birthday Celebration! | Bee in DC

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s