DONUTS or DOUGHNUTS! At the mention of it, my daughter will immediately go, ‘Ooooooooh, I want some’. She loves Krispy Kreme so much that she is willing to trade her breakfast, lunch and dinner for it! I seriously wonder what is so special about it. I mean, it’s just a small piece of flour dough with a hole in it and costs more than £1 each! To me it’s like eating gold. Besides, how do they still stay soft for a few days? That begs the question, ‘What are the ingredients?’
The Donut Life
Well, I must say that this popular, simple donut speaks a lot about LIFE. The hole in the middle of the donut always speaks to me about the emptiness of life that many people face. Have we filled our hearts, or lives, with the wrong things, things that do not bring any fulfillment but emptiness in our lives? Are we busy pursuing things that don’t last but instead give us lots of heartaches, headaches and sleepless nights? Life can be very exciting and meaningful when we live out our lives with a purpose, intentionally filling our thoughts and heart with things that last.
A Fulfilled Life
Each time I eat a donut, I think about my life and also my children’s lives. I love my life and I really enjoy it. I have also consistently invested in my children’s lives, teaching them values and characters that have a lasting, postitive impact upon them, not only just to survive in the society but to live a happy, meaningful and fulfilled life. That’s what my parents, especially my dad did everyday in our growing years.
Several months ago, my daughter said, ‘Mom, you brought us up very well’. A few weeks ago, she said, ‘Mom, next time when I have my own kids, I want to teach them just like you have taught us’. Those words from her brought me tremendous comfort and joy, knowing that every effort and sacrifice for them is worth it. Life is not a bed of roses but it’s easy to get over gloomy days when our lives are filled with right thoughts, right activities and lived out purposefully.
I love donuts very much too but if I can I’ll go for a healthier one. I have here one made from sweet potatoes which is a very popular Malaysian dessert, called Kueh Keria. I made the other day and my daughter said that they were really good. Here’s my recipe to share:
500g steamed sweet potatoes (about 4 medium ones)
250g flour (about)
1t baking powder
Mash the potatoes while hot and add in the rest of the other ingredients. Mix and knead to a soft dough. Adjust the flour. You may need more or maybe less depending on the potatoes.
Divide the dough into 12 pieces. Roll them into balls and then flatten. Make a hole in the centre. Flour your hands and dough as you do this because the dough is still a little wet and sticky.
When all is done, deep fry them under medium fire until golden. Dish up and let them cool down before eating.
You can eat them plain just as they are. I actually love them this way. They have a natural sweetness of their own.
You can sprinkle icing sugar on them too to sweeten them up. My daughter loves it this way.
You can also coat them in sugar syrup. I love it this way too.
Well, I’m sure that there are many other ways to enjoy this lovely, healthy dessert. In Malaysia, it’s often coated with sugary syrup.
Do you like donuts? Do you love sweet potatoes? Have you tried this donut before? Do you think about your life when you see or eat a donut? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other Malaysian desserts that you may be interested in:
Easy Cooking With Bananas
Fabulous Bananas With Strawberry Coulis
Simple, Easy Banana Spring Rolls For Desserts
Sweet Potato Balls For Dessert
Best Coconut Rolls
Chewy Peanut Balls
Crunchy Sesame Candy Bars
Peanut Butter Mochi Balls
Keep Smiling Sesame Balls
Sweet Potato Tortoise-shaped Chinese Dessert (Angku)
9 Layered Coffee Rice Pudding
Bubur Cha Cha
Quote of the day……
“We have a choice regarding the attitude we will embrace every day…life is 10% what happens to me & 90% how I react to it.”