Hah! My first public service announcement! If you have bought this beautiful baking book Miette: recipes from san francisco's most charming pastry shop, like yours truly here, then this little PSA definitely applies to you.
It seems like publisher Chronicle Books made a couple of mistakes in it and there's a link to all the amendments right here. Don't start baking until you read this especially if you are making Vanilla Buttercream on page 185. Anyway, it's still a great looking book with lots of yummy-looking pastries. No regrets getting it. I could visit the place one day.
Now since almost I know is posting kitty pix over the Internet, I thought I'll do my bit and post some edible ones. Probably the best looking doughnuts ever! Yup, of cos it's only from Japan.
They are from a doughnut shop called Floresta Nature Doughnuts. Time Out Tokyo has this to say bout them in their Top 7 doughnut shops article:
This shop offers what they call ‘nature doughnuts’. Floresta has its main shop in Nara and its owners are a husband and wife team who wanted to make guilt-free doughnuts that they could feel good about giving to children. The flour, eggs, salt and sugar used in these doughnuts are all organic and domestically produced. Floresta avoids the large batch production that many other outlets use, and only makes doughnuts as needed. Other aspects of the doughnut-making process are also carefully executed with a conscience, right down to their choice of washing detergent, making their doughnuts both good for people and the environment. Floresta is take-away only.
Damn, I really miss the country. Pix are from floresta mama and here's a whole buncha other little critters too!