Deep Frying Day ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Itโ€™s always so much nicer to deep fry in a bigger kitchen! (And thank goodness itโ€™s not too hot here in Edinburgh!) I was oddly craving for some fried food this weekend, so I decided to make some simple veggie samosas today! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘Œ

The dough is very simple (so much so it doesnโ€™t even really needed a recipe haha!) – it is basically flour with a teaspoon of olive oil and a couple of spoonfuls of water until the dough comes together after some kneading. (I used wholemeal plain flour.) Most of the fillings came from scraps I could find in my familyโ€™s fridge/freezer – butternut squash, broccoli, fried tofu, garlic, coriander and spring onions seasoned with some spices including turmeric and chilli powder.

I went for a very simple triangular โ€˜pyramidโ€™ fold, which is basically folding the three corners over the filling and sealing it with a โ€˜glueโ€™ made from flour and water.

I then served these with a dipping sauce made from cucumber, coriander, garlic, vinegar, sesame oil and fish sauce (plus salt and sugar.) It was a delicious Saturday snack! ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ˜‹

Rolling in the Deep Fryer

Do you enjoy doughnuts? ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ I always love a good doughnut, especially ones topped with chocolates! ๐Ÿ˜‹ It has been one of the bakes that I gave myself a goal to make, though I kept putting it off to avoid the messiness that could come with deep frying in my small apartment. (The nightmare scenario of hot oil spluttering all over my bed! ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ) Therefore, this time while I am staying at my familyโ€™s home, I decided to make full use of the kitchen here to make some doughnuts.๐Ÿ˜‰ (Though my mum wasnโ€™t particularly happy with the mess I created afterwards…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…)

For my first time making them, I felt I did a decent job.๐Ÿ˜ I adapted a recipe from the allrecipes UK website (Link:, though I omitted the egg as I ran out of them in the kitchen and added a bit more water in place of it.๐Ÿ˜› I made two kinds of doughnuts, one with chocolate and the other was lemon and blueberry. I did have a bit of issue with the dough being too wet and sticky, so was struggling with the shaping until I added more flour. When it came to the frying, I did a few doughnuts as testers to gauge how I should fry them and they seemed to come out better when fried with a lower heat. (No, I didn’t have a thermomter…) And I underestimated how big these doughnuts would expand as they cook, so they came out quite big. At least we were hungry lol! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Have you made doughnuts before? Feel free to leave any thoughts or advices in the comments below! ๐Ÿ˜Š