“Dis Da Fi We” Doughnuts

doughnuts

“ Dis da fi we” DONUTS hot off the Hamanasi oven by Chef Sheridan.  Try our “Family” recipe below:


Quick Rise Yeast                                            5 tsp.

Warm Water                                                      ½ cup

All Purpose Flour                                          6 cups

Cinnamon Powder                                       ¼ tsp.

Low Fat Milk(lukewarm)                        1 ½ cups

Light Brown Sugar                                       ½ cup

Kosher Salt                                                        1 tsp.

Eggs                                                                        2

Vegetable Shortening (melt)    1/3 cup, shortening should be warm not hot

  1. 1. In small bowl mix together the yeast and warm water and allow to  sit for about 5 minutes.
  2. 2. In mixing bowl with dough hook add in the flour, milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon powder, eggs and shortening immediately followed by the yeast and water mixture.
  3. 3. Mix on low speed until dough comes together, add more flour if necessary to form dough that is soft and not sticky but not dry.
  4. 4. Place dough on lightly greased surface, cover with the same mixing bowl but lightly grease the inside of the mixing bowl in order to prevent the dough from sticking before you cover the dough.
  5. 5. Allow dough to at least double in side then roll to at least ½ inch thick on lightly greased surface.
  6. 6. With the standard hollowed out soup can, cut doughnut circles and with your index finger punch a ring in the center of the doughnut and swing it out until the ring is the size of a large marble, use both index fingers together for this process.
  7. 7. Place doughnuts on lightly greased baking sheet to rest until double in size.
  8. 8. While doughnuts rise, in a medium size deep pot add in vegetable oil half way to heat but not too high or else when frying the doughnuts they will brown too fast and not allow for the inside to completely cook evenly.
  9. 9. While oil is heating take            4 Tbsp of Butter, about 1 ½ cups of Icing Sugar, ½ tsp of Vanilla Extract and about 3 Tbsp of Hot Water then mix all together with a hand held whisk to form a Creamy Glaze.  Add more icing sugar if glaze is too thin, and add a little more hot water if glaze is too thick.
  10. 10. Add your double in size doughnuts to the pot of hot oil and allow to brown for a few seconds on one side, then flip doughnut with a fork to brown on the other side, this is a fast process.
  11. 11. Place doughnuts on a wire rack or a plate lined with parchment paper once removed from oil, immediately drizzle the Creamy Glaze on to the doughnuts and you are now done.
  12. 12. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

Hamanasi Resort Father’s Day Dinner Menu 2010

Photo by Sylvie Marrese

Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday, June 20th 2010

Appetizers

Pan Cubano (Cuban style bread)

Black Bean Soup

Chilled Lobster Salad with Habanero Aioli

Fish Cakes with Fresh Lime Cocktail Sauce

Entrees

Green Plantain Tapas

Fried mashed green plantain topped with diced vegetables and fetta cheese,

served with a black bean & sweet corn chutney.

Braised Pork Roast

Spicy braised shredded pork roast served with coconut milk rice and beans

and fried ripe plantains

Chicken Fricassee

Tender quartered chicken browned and simmered in a stew of fresh citrus juice and

assorted vegetables,  and served with white rice

Lime Red Snapper

Whole red snapper marinated in lime juice and herbs, pan cooked with a splash of white wine, served with a fruity petite green salad

Land & Sea

Grilled flank steak spiked with garlic-orange reduction sauce and topped with mango chutney,

paired with (one-half) grilled lobster tail

and served with roasted herb potato and sautéed vegetables

Dessert Special

Tropical Fruit Crepe A la Mode with Rum Raisin Sauce

Fresh-Baked Hamanasi!

Camille Ramirez – Hamanasi's #1 Baker

For those of you who have visited Hamanasi, you know how wonderful our freshly baked home-made goodies are!  From the Banana Bread to the Ginger Cookies to the Chocolate Lava Cake, Camille keeps everyone’s mouth watering and stomachs satisfied!

Thank you Camille!

Hamanasi Award Winning Cook is Now Certified Culinarian

The Organization of American States in collaboration with the Belize Tourism Board …

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), in conjunction with the Culinary Institute of America, has been undertaking an ambitious program of training Belizean cooks to become Certified Chefs. In December 2009, 10 participants from a group of 18 passed the exam, which has afforded them the title of “Certified Culinarians”. Hamanasi’s very own Marcia Nunez is one of the newly certified participants! the graduates are now embarking on the Certified Chef De Cuisine Program, after which they will be come Belize’s first native Certified Chefs. This certification will be conferred by the Culinary Institute of America based in New York.

Congratulations, Marcia!

Fire up the fun at Hamanasi Belize

Chef Sean cooks up good times and great food for guests during a hands-on cooking demonstration at Hamanasi! YUM~!