𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟒𝟕: 𝐌𝐲 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐞-𝐬𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐮𝐭
“Looking at Cerberus enjoying their snack, it might be good to make something similar.”
Cerberus’s favorite is hotcakes.
But hotcakes are not suitable as a gift. So, how about making donuts that can be made with similar ingredients?
Unlike hotcakes that need to be cooked one by one, with donuts, you can continuously put the dough into the oil.
Make them small in size, bite-sized donuts, and they will be easy to eat with a pick.
Taking into account the opinions received from Ciel-san and Orphemia-san, I combine the pieces together.
Plain ones are good, but they might feel a bit plain, so let’s make some with tea and raisins as well.
I think there will be personal preferences, but having three different types should please them.
“Thank you. I will make bite-sized donuts.”
“I’m glad I could help. By the way, about the jam cookies I received earlier…”
“They didn’t suit your taste?”
“No, quite the opposite! They were delicious. I haven’t eaten apples much before, but they are so tasty. So, if there are any other sparkling treats made with apples, I would like to try them.”
“Sparkling treats with apples, huh…”
“Just let me know whenever you come up with something.”
I came to solve her problem, but now I received a new request.
After parting with her, I started thinking about apple dishes. But this one comes to mind easily.
When it comes to sparkling apples, the classic Japanese summer festival treat, candy apples, comes to mind.
I have never seen this in my current life, but I have made it several times in my past life.
Luckily, there were some smaller apples among the ones I received recently, so I will use those. If I were to make them with larger apples, I would need to cut them with a knife, but with smaller ones, I can just take a bite.
The next day, I decided to start making snacks early.
After all, today’s snacks are plentiful. Even though they are for different recipients, there are three main types. I am busy making several varieties of cookies and donuts.
I think I could divide them by date, but since they showed interest, I wanted to make them quickly.
Besides, none of them are difficult.
The reason I decided to make them on the same day is also because they can be done simultaneously.
Considering the drying time for the candy, I decided to make candy apples, cookies, and bite-sized donuts in that order.
I line up a large amount of ingredients on the kitchen counter and proceed quickly with the help of Migi-san and Hidari-san.
First, the apples. I wash them thoroughly and dry them well. Wind magic is also something I’m familiar with. Once they are completely dry, I remove the stems and insert a skewer around that area.
Next is making the candy. The ingredients are just sugar and water.
In the past, it seems that some people used food coloring to make it a beautiful red color, but this time I intend to make it without using it
Put two ingredients in a pot and heat it until it becomes transparent and thick.
Once the candy is ready, add the apples to the pot. If you rotate the skewer with your finger, the surface of the candy will become even.
If you put too much of it, the crispy texture will be lost, so it’s better to lift it up on the pot and pour a little bit of candy.
Prepare four apples for tasting, coat them with candy, and place them on a tray to dry.
They will dry in about an hour.
While they are drying, I start making the cookies.
In addition to jam cookies, I plan to make plain, sesame, and spiral cookies. Since I have made them many times before, Migi-san and Hidari-san will help me with this.
The three of us work efficiently to make them.
By the way, today I will use two types of jam: apricot and apple. I managed to make a decent number of cookies alone.
Lastly, I will put the most effort into bite-sized donuts this time. Since I don’t know how many servants there are, I plan to make a generous amount for now. Containers and picks have also been prepared in large quantities.
Although it’s a small amount, I intend to secure some for Demon King-sama and Tyran-san as well.
After preparing the dough in three bowls, I put tea leaves and raisins in two of the bowls.
Using two spoons, I scoop up the dough that has become round and drop it into the heated oil.
Fry for about three to four minutes in oil at 160 degrees Celsius.
I place the golden brown donuts on a frying rack to drain the oil.
“So, I just need to put one of each in a cup, right?”
Once the donuts are done, I leave them to Migi-san and Hidari-san, and I spread jam on the freshly baked cookies. It’s busy.
But I feel like I’ve become a confectioner, and it’s really enjoyable.
Finally, I check that the candy on the candy apples has dried properly――.
“I have finished dividing them as well.”
“Can we eat them right away?”
While I was making it, the two of them were constantly interested in the candy apples.
It’s the easiest snack I’ve made so far, but for them, it’s definitely a snack they’ve never seen before.
“Please, go ahead. Since I used small apples this time, feel free to take a big bite.”
“Well then, I won’t hold back.”
“This! The sweetness of the candy and the sweetness of the apple go really well together.”
“The slight acidity is also irresistible.”
It’s more well-received than I expected.
When made with regular-sized apples, it is common to cut them with a knife before eating.
If you bite into it as it is, it can be damaging to the teeth, so it can’t be helped. However, if you use a knife, the candy around the cut surface will crumble.
Biting into it whole allows you to enjoy the original taste. That’s why I used small apples, and it seems that decision was correct.
As I watched them with relief, they finished eating. Since they are small, they finish eating quickly.