One month ago, it was just the end of September, I had an interview.
It was fine, but in the evening I felt first overexcited then totally fatigued. That’s why I had a little nap. By “little” I mean something between two or three hours.
Plus, Andrey bought in Costco two packages of dried fruit in chocolate. If you know Costco packages, you may assume they were at least a pound each. And you would be quite right. So we both might or might not have eaten over a pound of these fruit. As an excuse, they were very delicious. And indeed, what’s bad in some dried fruit (mangoes and figs) covered with 80% or so chocolate?
Anyways. I don’t know what affected me – that humble nap or a little of the chocolate, but I wasn’t able to get sleep. To clear this up, usually, I don’t have a problem to do that. At all. Actually, I have a problem not to fall asleep at any moment.
Do you remember Karlsson on the Roof? Once he was complaining that he couldn’t feel go off the night before. That was totally strange because that day he was successfully napping after his breakfast, lunch, and before dinner.
I guess I might have been experiencing the same sleep disorder. I was trying. And trying. And I gave up around at 2.30 a.m.
So I decided why not go to the gym instead of the morning session I was planning.
I would be honest. That was the most enjoyable gym session I’ve ever had! Quiet. No people. 5 folks don’t count. However, all of a sudden, around 4.30 a.m. or so the people started to show up. At 4.30! I mean, I could go between 6 or 7 once in a while, but at 4.30? I mean, you need to wake up at 4? And after that go to their jobs? People, what’s wrong with you?!
Why did I tell you this story?
I don’t know. Indeed, I know, but now I have to connect with my news.
After a short period without work, I finally found one in a very nice place. That’s not that one I had the interview at, though.
To be honest, it’s physically and emotionally quite hard to start off your new job. Plus this time switch. Plus on the week the time switch happened, we were traveling to the provinces with the different time zones. I mean, total brain confusion!
But the bottom line is that I haven’t posted the recipes for over a week. You noticed that, didn’t you? I even wasn’t able to hit the gym up to this Friday. Shame on me! But I promise next week should be easier, and I’m going to start blogging regularly.
Oh boy, I even missed the National Donut Day I was going to celebrate!
That’s why I decided to have my first November recipe these Apple Cardamom Cake Donuts. Why Apple Cardamom Cake Donuts? Because they’re moist and delicious, with an irresistible apple and cardamom flavors!
Besides, apples are healthy so these Apple Cardamom Cake Donuts are basically your healthy choice. Solid logic, right? Thus grab at least two of them and enjoy your fall days!
See you later!
Delicious and moist Apple Cardamom Cake Donuts with the irresistible fall flavors.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon (or more, to taste) ground cardamom
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup grated apple with juice (1 large unpeeled)
- 1/2 cup golden sugar
- 1 medium egg + 1 tablespoon of egg whites (or 2 small eggs)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon or more ground cardamom
- 1 tablespoon milk
- In a bowl, combine first 5 ingredients.
- Separately, combine the grated apple, sugar, egg, egg white, olive oil, and milk. Combine the dry and wet ingredients. Mix just until well incorporated.
- Spoon out the batter in a donut pan, filling each will 3/4. Bake in the preheated to 180 degrees C (360 degrees F) for about 12-15 minutes. Thanks to the apple and juice, it will be extra moist and require longer baking than regular cake donuts.
- Remove from the oven and let cool 2-3minutes then remove from the form. Cover with the glaze.
- To make the glaze, just combine all 3 ingredients until smooth and thick.You may need to add a bit more milk or sugar powder.